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1 Orientation Information Session Dr Shaun Roman B.Biotechnology

2 Biotechnology is the harnessing of the biochemical and genetic processes of living organisms for our own use – production of goods and services – improve existing processes The degree emphasises DNA and cellular technologies and their application to human health, plant and animal agriculture and the environment Modern Biotechnology

3 Built on the knowledge of cells and DNA of all life forms: HUMANS ANIMALS MICROBES PLANTS

4 Biotechnology Biotechnologists make specialised biological products: INSULIN HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE VACCINES

5 Biotechnologists develop diagnostic methods for: GENETIC DISEASES VIRAL DISEASE BACTERIAL DISEASE Biotechnology

6 Biotechnologists are involved in: IVF CLINICS PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT IN MEDICINE ANIMAL HEALTH PLANT & ANIMAL AGRICULTURE THE ENVIRONMENT (e.g. ENDANGERED SPECIES) BIODIESEL Biotechnology

7 Biotechnologists are involved in the genetic improvement of: PLANTS e.g. INSECTICIDE RESISTANT PLANTS ANIMALS e.g. CLONING HIGH PRODUCERS BACTERIA e.g. CLEANING UP WASTE Biotechnology

8 Stem Cells

9 Genomics research- genome to phenome Australian Government funded two Centres of Excellence in functional genomics Discover new genes and gene function Help understand life processes Lead to new applications in Biotechnology

10 Newcastle Biotechnology graduates are employed in: DIAGNOSTIC Pathology Veterinary RESEARCH Research Institutes Universities BUSINESS Sales Product Development REGULATORY AGENCIES OGTR TGA Biotechnology

11 Bachelor of Biotechnology Assumed Knowledge - Chemistry and Mathematics Graduates Excellent basic knowledge of modern biotechnology, including molecular biology, microbiology, and experience in research methods, data analysis, instrumentation, information technology, commercialisation, bioethics and law. They will also have worked in a biotechnology environment.

12 YEAR 1 BIOLOGY - 3 courses CHEMISTRY STATISTICS MATHS PHYSICS Biotechnology

13 YEAR 2 MOLECULAR LAB SKILLS MOLECULAR GENETICS BIOMOLECULES BIOCHEMISTRY MICROBIOLOGY CELLULAR LAB SKILLS PLANT DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVE Biotechnology

14 YEAR 3 Semester 1 ADVANCED LAB SKILLS MOLECULAR BIOLOGY PLANT CELL & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Options: MICROBIOLOGY ELECTIVE Biotechnology

15 YEAR 3 Semester 2 CELLULAR BIOTECHNOLOGY BIOTECHNOLOGY FINANCE & COMMERCIALISATION INDUSTRY PLACEMENT ≡ 2 courses Alternative Options: REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT CONSERVATION BIOLOGY PLANT DEVELOPMENT ELECTIVES Biotechnology

16 BIOTECHNOLOGY PLACEMENT (10 WEEKS) JUROX BIOTECH AUSTRALIA CSIRO – CANBERRA & ADELAIDE ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY – EPA IVF CENTRES GENETICS/DNA/IMMUNOLOGY LABS GENETIC ENGINEERING LABS Biotechnology

17 Year 1 Please do the Mathematics Diagnostic Quiz

18 Timetable - lab bookings Text books Blackboard Lecture information Laboratory manuals Practicalities

19 Getting Assistance Student Support Services Centre for Teaching & Learning HUBS – Program Officer Program Convenor Dr Shaun Roman LS4-37

20 Thank you for your time Questions …? University of Newcastle → Faculty of Science & Information Technology → School of Environmental & Life Sciences → Biotechnology


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