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 Fall session (6 weeks)

Tuesday 1:10 pm – 3 pm

Location: TBA

Evaluation methods

Term project: 50%

Final assessment: 50%


All sessions are led by Dr. David Irwin.



October 10, 2023

Enzymes used in molecular biology

October 17, 2023

Isolation of Nucleic Acids

October 23, 2023

Plasmids and other cloning vectors

October 31, 2023

Manipulation of Nucleic Acids

November 7, 2023

Analysis of gene expression

November 14, 2023

Final Assessment