The Prometheus Academy - Advanced Biotechnology Year 1 and Biotech Research II (10/11/12th)
Sharing the fire of learning
We spend two hours covering concepts and two hours in hands-on labs each week.
Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation, with a high demand for entry-level workers and two-year and four-year college graduates. In the last 25 years, the US biotechnology industry has created more than 198,000 high-quality jobs, at over 1,400 pharmaceutical, agricultural, industrial, and instrumentation biotechnology companies, plus more at academic and government agencies. In North Texas alone, over 16,000 people (see graphic) are employed in this industry (2004). After taking this course, your student is well prepared for college lab work, or can apply to work as an intern in the DFW biosciences industry.
Top ten reasons your science student should be in biotechnology
basic biology and chemistry necessary for our lab work
DNA isolation and analysis
protein isolation and analysis
how to use the spectrophotometer for protein assays
how to splice genes and genetically transform bacteria
recombinant protein production
protein purification and analysis
make lab solutions (a gateway skill to internships!)
run vertical and horizontal gel electrophoresis equipment
use a spectrophotometer
separate proteins using a variety of techniques, including column chromatography
and many other lab skills directly pertinent to working in the industry (or preparing for college!)
Join this class to step into the 21st Century! (It really is the coolest class, ever!)
Textbook and Lab Manual: Biotechnology: A Laboratory Skills Course Brown, et al. ©2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-983-23960-4, Student Edition.
The Prometheus Academy can purchase this book for parents from Bio-Rad at a cost of $105.50.