LMP1106H: Molecular Biology Techniques

Who can attend

There are no prerequisites for this course.

For students with limited experience in molecular biology.

Course description

You will learn about basic techniques used in molecular biology.

We will focus on theoretic basis of these approaches and on the strengths and weaknesses of the different techniques.

Course coordinator

Dr. David Irwin


lmp.grad@utoronto.ca for administrative queries.

Timings and location

This course is offered every year in the Winter session.

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm

Location: Synchronous online delivery via Blackboard Collaborate (through Quercus).

Evaluation methods

Final Exam - 50% (theoretical aspects of the different methods)

Term Paper - 50%

In your term paper, you will integrate the course material to describe a practical approach to achieve a specific goal. Final exam will cover theoretical aspects of the different methods.


All sessions are led by Dr. David Irwin.

Date Topic
March 2, 2021 Enzymes used in Molecular Biology
March 9, 2021 Isolation of Nucleic Acids
March 16, 2021 Plasmids and other Cloning Vectors
March 23, 2021 Manipulation of Nucleic Acids
March 30, 2021 Analysis of Gene Expression
April 6, 2021 Final Exam