• Credits: 3

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with current concepts, models, and cutting-edge technologies applicable in different bioindustries. The scope of topics ranges from the implementation of discoveries stemming from molecular genetics, cell biology and nanotechnology in different industries to integration of omics techniques in personalized medicine, drug discovery and pharmacovigilance.

  • Credits: 3

This course focuses on the evolution of biomarker and biotarget research, with emphasis on biomarker validation and biotarget druggability. The students will analyze real-life examples of biomarkers and biotargets in medicine, drug development, and environmental science. The formation of therapeutic target databases and development of multi-target agents will be critically evaluated.

  • Credits: 1.5

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States but he was also an inventor and entrepreneur. Among other things he founded his own printing company, created the concept of the mail order catalogue, invented the bifocals and the lightning rod, was instrumental in forming both the first public library and first fire department, and is credited with coining the saying "do well by doing good." This course will help you find your inner Franklin as you explore a number of potentially viable business models in order to write a feasibility plan for an innovative new idea. Based on our partnership with the Technology Commercialization office, students will have access to a portfolio of Temple's patented, high-potential technology for their projects or they will have the option to work on their own ideas or technologies. Whether you want to start a new high-growth venture, explore a new business model within an existing company, or be a social entrepreneur this course will help you make this a reality.

  • Credits: 3

This course focuses on applications of current epigenetics knowledge in health industries. Special emphasis is on epigenetic and genetic testing in clinical settings, epigenetic and genetic determinants of drug response as well as drug- and environment-induced modulation of epigenetic status.

  • Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of Systems Biology technologies and the scientific challenges in applicability of system biology paradigms in the analysis of biological processes. Topics covered include the use of genome-scale in silico models and dissecting transcriptional control networks. By successfully completing this course, the students will obtain background on theoretical and modeling techniques, and software platforms for Systems Biology.

  • Credits: 1.5

The students will learn contemporary methods of effective dissemination of research findings and concepts to professional and lay audiences. Current real-life findings will be presented through slide and video development, press releases, and the use of social media. In addition, the students will learn the ways to communicate scientific data through abstracts, posters, and papers and will critically analyze the content and style of selected scientific material. Furthermore, different types of funding proposals will be reviewed and grant development will be practiced.

  • Credits: 1

The capstone research experience is designed to provide hands on training and additional intellectual development to prepare students for practical problem solving and project leadership after graduation. This could involve training in bench research, bioethics research, environmental research, bioinformatics research, project on Regulatory Affairs or other areas that students choose as an area they would like to pursue in the field of Biotechnology. It is meant to integrate what was learned in the core classes with practical experience in addressing real world problems.

  • Credits: 3

The Bioethics, Policy and Regulation course is designed for students in the Professional Science Master's Program in Biotechnology. This course will provide an understanding of ethical decisions, governmental regulations and policies in biotechnology. A case study approach will be used to provide a framework for discussions of policy and ethical decision making. Guest speakers will provide insights from legal and governmental perspectives on emerging and current biotechnology applications.

  • Credits: 1

The capstone research experience is designed to provide hands on training and additional intellectual development to prepare students for practical problem solving and project leadership after graduation. This could involve training in bench research, bioethics research, environmental research, bioinformatics research, project on Regulatory Affairs or other areas that students choose as an area they would like to pursue in the field of Biotechnology. It is meant to integrate what was learned in the core classes with practical experience in addressing real world problems.

  • Credits: 1.5

BIOL 5234: Bioinnovation Seminar recommended


Other Approved Electives:

  • SGM 5117: New Venture and Creation
  • SGM 5118: Innovation-Based Strategy-Managing Disruptive Change
  • SGM 5124: Creative Problem Solving
  • BIOL 5236: Bioadvanced Screening in Health Disparity

  • Credits: 1.5

BIOL 5235: Milestones in Clinical Translation of Biodiscoveries recommended


Other Approved Electives:

  • BIOL 5237: Virtual Reality in Bioindustry and Medicine
  • SGM 5122: Business Model Innovation
  • SGM 5114: Managing Strategic Alliances
  • SGM 5119: Social Entreprenuership

  • Credits: 1.5

Approved Summer Elective in Biology or Fox School of Business

  • Credits: 1.5

BIOL 5236: Bioadvanced Screening in Health Disparity recommended

  • Credits: 1.5

BIOL 5234: Bioinnovation Seminar recommended