Applied Molecular Biotechnology B

Course Information

These course outlines are a guide only. They are provided for the information of prospective students. Although every effort is made to ensure the most up to date information is provided, timetables often change each semester due to the availability of rooms and resources. Content (including lecture/practical topics, assessment and textbooks) is also regularly reviewed to ensure relevance and effective learning.

Unit of Study Overview

Applied molecular biotechnology B broadens knowledge of and training in applied chemical aspects of biotechnology. Key areas of research will be introduced, and illustrated by examples and case studies. Lecture topics include medicinal chemistry, synthetic and computational quantitative structure-activity relationships for drug molecules, biosensing, and bioremediation are. The practical labs aim to give students an understanding of the chemical methods used in biotechnological analysis.

Course Coordinator Contact Details

Administration: Dan Haggard

Room: 435

Telephone: 9036 5417


Course Coordinator: Dr Chiara Neto

Room: 349, Building F11, School of Chemistry

Telephone: 9351 2752



Lecture: Wednesday 3:00pm-5:00pm, Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2

Tutorial: Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm, Chemistry Lecture Theatre 2

Practicals: Mondays 9-1pm, Level 4 Lab - Chemistry Building

Recommended Textbooks

Glick, B. and Pasternak J. Molecular Biotechnology: Principles and Applications of Recombinant DNA, 3rd edition, ASM Press. 2003.

Eggins BR. Chemical Sensors and Biosensors (USyd electronic resource): Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated 2002.


Continuous assessment throughout semester (30%), end of semester examination(70%)

Please see MOBT5102 WebCT site for assessment details