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Background Knowledge Expected
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The course structure is very different from a graded structure course. It promote a unique way of learning by using a simulation problem that was run for the entire semester. You had to learn how to use certain materials for what purpose and its benefits. In the beginning you begin to understand the process of protein extractions, and the use of buffers to extract the proteins. Later you will understand how to analyze the proteins based on molecular weight and pH. This course teaches you how to retain this information and plug it in it a real-world job
The highlight of this course was moving on into western blotting, which my group was the only group successful to proceed to this method of protein separation. I learn methods such as western blotting, and SDS-PAGE methods to create gels.
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Advice for students:
Know the buffers and be careful how you calculate your math (This is crucial for over half of the experiment procedures) . You will do some critical thinking, but sometimes a straight answer is the right answer.