BIOSC188 (or 888N): Students work in teams in an internship-like environment. Ether produce original work for the Soil Microbiome Project, or develop a manufacturing process to make Phyllostart here on campus. Guiding principles of biotechnology operations (quality systems, project managment, teamwork, QA, QC, customer satisfaction, product development, oversight and compliance, supply chain, manufacturing) are introduced and applied to production of data and analysis for a multi-year research project with internal and external customers.

Offered in Fall Semesters: for Fall 2022, BIOSC188-0195 (or BIOSC888N-0219) meets Thursday 5:50-9:00PM. First meeting is August 25.

What happens in the course?

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Quality assays
Quality assays

development and performance for processing and analysis

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Documentation

importance to regulatory compliance and scientific progress

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Scientific thinking

data collection strategies and data analysis

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Project management

objectives and schedules, team dynamics, metrics

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Supply chain management
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Quality Control

methods, specifications, sampling, testing, environmental monitoring

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Customer Service

determining/defining needs , process design, feedback

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Field sampling

design and performance

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Analysis and Extraction

processing, quantitation, combination and/or concentration

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Prepare and present reports
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Skills in

  • Project management (including timely preparation of deliverables)
  • QA/QC
  • Documentation (notebook, batch records, data logs)

Knowledge of

  • Bioinformatics
  • Microbiology
  • Agronomic traits and measurements

Ability to

  • Continuous improvement
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Supply chain

Who should take this?

  • Biotechnology majors
  • Biology majors
  • STEM majors
  • Similar to an internship environment

What types of jobs does it prepare for?

  • Compliance Specialist
  • Product development associate
  • Validation specialist

More details about Biotechnology Operations here

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