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Biotechnology Basics

Learn all about Biotechnology Basics in this free course and how it can impact your business and life.

Chapter 1 : Biotechnology: An Overview

Biotechnology is the application of biology to the resolution of problems and the creation of beneficial goods. The most common method is genetic engineering, which allows scientists to manipulate an organism’s DNA.

9 min.

Chapter 2 : Biomolecules: Molecules of Life

Biomolecules, sometimes called biological molecule or molecule of life, is one of the many chemicals produced by cells and living organisms. Biomolecules occur in various forms and sizes, and they perform several functions.

15 min.

Chapter 3 : Genetics and Molecular Biology

Genetics and Molecular Biology strive to comprehend how the molecules that cells consist of discern living things’ behavior. Biologists use molecular and genetic tools to explore the function of those molecules in the complex milieu of the living cell.

20 min.

Chapter 4 : Cells and Organisms

All organisms are made up of trillions of cells! All living species, including sharks, plants, cats, insects, bacteria, and humans, are made up of cells. Cells are frequently referred to be the essential building elements of life.

25 min.

Chapter 5 : Protein and Gene Manipulation

Protein and gene modification has uses in health, research, industry, and agriculture and may be employed on various plants, animals, and microbes. Bacteria, the first organism to be genetically modified, can have new genes that code for medications or enzymes that digest food and other substrates added to their DNA. 

25 min.

Chapter 6 : Cell Culture and Genetic Manipulation

Microbial cell culture is a technique for multiplying microbial organisms, by allowing them to proliferate in a pre-set culture medium under carefully regulated laboratory settings. Microbial cultures are fundamental diagnostic procedures widely employed in molecular biology research.

25 min.

Dr. Jennifer Anderson


Dr. Jennifer Anderson is a highly esteemed professor in the field of environmental education with over 30 years of experience. Her passion for the environment and dedication to educating the next generation have made her a respected authority in the field. Dr. Anderson’s extensive knowledge, combined with her commitment to fostering a love for nature and sustainability, has influenced countless students to become environmentally conscious citizens.