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This course contributes to the Biotechnology Graduate Certificate through the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Application and fee may apply.


Gain a fundamental understanding of genetic engineering principles and how they can be applied towards new challenges in the biotechnology industry. Optimize chemical transformations within the cell to produce valuable substances such as biofuels, vaccines, and consumer products. Examine the governmental regulations and ethics surrounding hot topic issues such as cloning, stem cells and genome sequencing.


Topics Include

  • Cell culture
  • Protein production
  • Polymerase chain reactions
  • Viruses and gene therapy
  • Pharmaceutical development


Chemical Principles (Stanford Course:CHEM31) and Calculus (Stanford Course:MATH41) or equivalents

Tuition & Fees

For course tuition, reduced tuition (SCPD member companies and United States Armed forces), and fees, please click Tuition & Fees.

Certificates and Degrees

Monday, March 30, 2015