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 2023, BIOSC188-0195 meets Thursdays 5:50-9:00PM. (The non-credit version, BIOSC888N-0219 meets at the same place and time) First meeting is August 24.
What happens in the course?
development and performance for processing and analysis
importance to regulatory compliance and scientific progress
data collection strategies and data analysis
objectives and schedules, team dynamics, metrics
methods, specifications, sampling, testing, environmental monitoring
determining/defining needs , process design, feedback
design and performance
processing, quantitation, combination and/or concentration
- Project management (including timely preparation of deliverables)
- Documentation (notebook, batch records, data logs)
- Agronomic traits and measurements
- 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