Given the rapid recent advances in genomics, agriculture, transgenic biology, stem cell research and other related areas of biotechnology and a prediction that these fields will continue to mature and become increasingly more sophisticated, there is an growing need to create an informed and educated public in this area. In addition, biotechnology fields offer students career opportunities requiring an educated work force with practical training experience.
Recognizing the deficiencies and broad educational needs concerning biotechnology, and the demand for laboratory science experience, we offer a wide-ranging suite of integrated courses which provide a highly integrated and interdependent educational, training, and research experience in biotechnology (summarized below).
Specifically this course series provides an introduction and knowledge base to biotechnology, followed by a project-based laboratory science approach that is inquiry-driven and a practical internship to provide experiential learning further laboratory training and preparation of presentations and publications.
General survey lecture content for majors and non-majors. Offered On Campus and Online.
Inquiry-driven laboratory on plant transgenic biology.
Experiential internship in plant transgenic biology.
At the PBL we have developed two educational workshops on biotechnology.
- Agriculture, Biotechnology, and GMOs: Informing the Debate
- Pharmaceutical Biotechnology: Bridging the Education Gap in the Post-Genomics Era
To learn more about self-guided workshops and On-Demand lectures and webinars please contact Dr. Albert Kausch, Director of the Plant Biotechnology Lab.