Laboratory Course in Biochemical Techniques


BCH370H is offered as a single term half course which can be taken in either the fall (BCH370H1F) or spring (BCH370H1S) terms. Each section is open to students in eligible disciplines. Students are required to attend and participate in the lab each week, on Mondays starting at 9 am (sharp!) and running until 1 pm.

This course is designed to provide hands-on experience at an introductory level, employing a variety of biochemical techniques commonly used in biochemical laboratories. These techniques include pH measurement and titration; purification and characterization of proteins; kinetic analysis of enzymes; column chromatography; spectrophotometry; PCR and gel electrophoresis. This course is intended for students who are not proceeding further in biochemistry.

BCH370H1F 2016: Labs begin Monday, September 12th, 2016.

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Course Next Offered

September 2016

Course Time and Location

Mondays 9 am - 1 pm



Enrollment Limit

Yes —

Fall 96
Spring 72



Method of Student Evaluation

10% Performance & Development
10% Quizzes
30% Lab Reports
10% Assignments
40% Final Exam

Recommended Reading

The laboratory manual will be provided on Portal for students to print out themselves.  There is no required textbook for this course.  Recommended (optional) resources are listed below.


Fundamental Laboratory Approaches for Biochemistry and Biotechnology, A.J. Ninfa and D.P. Ballou (Fitzgerald Scientific Press, 1998). (helpful but not required)


Ahlia Khan-Trottier

Ahlia Khan-Trottier

Division of Teaching Labs
Medical Sciences Building, Room 2288
1 King's College Circle


Last Updated 30 August 2016