Applications of Biotechnology
Biotechnology is “the application of biological organisms, systems, or processes by various industries to learning about the science of life and the improvement of the value of materials and organisms such as pharmaceuticals, crops, and livestock” (ACS). Classes will explore different biotechnology applications, particularly those technologies of relevance to infectious disease. Students will learn how the technologies were developed, how they are being applied to global health issues, and how they are likely to evolve in the future. As part of the course, students will be asked to select biotechnologies they feel will be important to their personal career objectives, investigate these in depth and present their findings and views to the class followed by general discussion.
- School of Veterinary Medicine