Module 4 Introduction to Biotechnology

Good Morning and Friday, BIT 295 Scholars!

We are excited to start a new module this week where we will revisit the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology! We will identify key features of bacterial genes and genomes to begin exploring the potential of using microbes to recycle electronic waste.

Green microbe graphic with spots inside cell.  Microbe Image By Adrien Coquet, FR

Microbe Image By Adrien Coquet, FR

Upon successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • MO 4.1. Explain the Central Dogma in your own words. (CO 2)
  • MO 4.2. Identify key features of genes and genomes. (CO 2)
  • MO 4.3. Define microbes and microbial genomes. (CO 2)
  • MO 4.4. Explain how biotechnology can be used to harness microbial genetic potential. (CO 3)

This coming week 10/2-10/6

  • Task 3 of your Individual Public Science Project is due 10/6 by 5 PM.
  • Attend our in-person Lab on 10/3 at 10:15 AM in Jordan Hall 6109 & 6114.
    • Come early! 
    • Remember to wear clothes that cover your legs and closed-toed shoes.
  • Complete Book 4 with its accompanying Scaffolded Notes before Thursday 10/5.
  • Come to our synchronous Zoom session on 10/5 at 10:15 AM to discuss the Central Dogma and learn from Christina Wytko Marchington from the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. 
  • Work on other Module 4 assignment due next week (see below). We do not recommend leaving them all for the second week: work on them as it fits in your schedule.

The following week 10/9-10/13 (Fall break is October 9-10. We do not have lab on 10/9!)

  • Come to our synchronous Zoom session on 10/12 at 10:15 AM to discuss the Central Dogma.  
  • Task 3 of your Team Project Design Challenge is due 10/13 by 5 PM.
  • Complete all Module 4 Learning Activities and Assessments before 10/13 5 PM.
  • Forum 4
  • Quiz 4
  • How We Argue Lessons 6-7
  • 1 Ethical reasoning case study on a topic of your choosing

We encourage you to make use of our scheduled lecture time to work on your Team Project Design Challenge. Your instructors are available for student hour appointments to support your hard work and enthusiasm in this class! As always, you can also email us any questions that you may have- we love questions!

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