LMP1106H: Molecular Biology Techniques

Who can attend

Graduate students (MSc and PhD) in the research stream.

Course enrollment is capped at 20 students.

We give preference to LMP graduate students.

Course description

This module will introduce students with limited experience in molecular biology with basic techniques used in molecular biology.

We will focus on the theoretic basis of these approaches and on the strengths and weaknesses of the different techniques.

Course coordinator

Dr. David Irwin


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every year in the Winter session (6 weeks)

Tuesdays 9:10 am – 11 am

Location: TBD

Evaluation methods

Term project, 50%

Final assessment, 50%

Schedule (tentative)

All sessions are led by Dr. David Irwin.

Date Topic
January 11, 2022 Enzymes used in molecular biology
January 18, 2022 Isolation of Nucleic Acids
January 25, 2022 Plasmids and other cloning vectors
February 1, 2022 Manipulation of Nucleic Acids
February 8, 2022 Analysis of gene expression
February 15, 2022 Final exam