Syllabus for BIO 436/536 Molecular Biology Lab Fall 2005
Instructor: Scott Cooper Room 3022 Cowley Hall 785-6983 (work) 857-3615 (home)
We meet Mondays from
11-2:05 (001) or 2:15 to 5:20 (002) in room 355 Cowley Hall. Occasionally students will have to come in at other times to check on cell cultures or harvest bacterial cultures. These times are indicated in italics. Assignments are indicated in bold.
Labs: We meet Wednesday from
11-2:05 (001) or 2:15 to 5:20 (002) in room 355 Cowley Hall.
(125 points) There will be a
lab quiz worth 25 points on basic lab calculations.
There will be a lab final worth 100 points.
This will cover calculations and theories used in the yeast two hybrid
and mutagenesis experiments you did this semester.
points; 20 points for draft of intro and methods, 25 for rough draft, 20 for review, 100 points for final paper).
Each student will write research paper on the results from their
research project (maximum 6 pages).
The paper will be in the format of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Complete with Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion.
Figures will be attached to the end of the paper, after the References
section. This paper will contain
the data from the bulk of the work done in this lab.
Prior to final submission you will exchange papers with other students
for “peer-review”. This is a
very important step in getting a paper published.
Other scientists review your work and make suggestions and comments. You will then respond to these comments by making some or all
of the suggested changes in your paper. Instructions on writing a formal
research report can be found on the Communications
in the Biological Sciences page.
Presentation: (25 points)
Each lab group will give an oral presentation on the results they
obtained from their yeast two hybrid experiment.
In the past these presentations have been given to students enrolled in
genetics, cell biology, or biochemistry labs.
This will give you valuable experience in public speaking.
points) Your lab notebooks will be collected and graded at the end of the
semester. This link will give you instructions on writing a lab