Biochemistry Laboratory II


This is a project-style course focussing on recombinant DNA techniques, building upon the fundamental laboratory techniques acquired in earlier courses. Students gain hands-on experience in experimental design and data analysis, exploring numerous classic and modern experimental techniques used in biochemistry research laboratories.

This course is restricted to Biochemistry Specialist students.

Course Next Offered


Course Time and Location

Spring term (January to April)
Tuesdays, 9 am - 1 pm AND Mondays, 3 to 4 pm
Labs start at 9 am SHARP!



Enrollment Limit



BCH370H1, CHM379H1

Recommended Reading

The laboratory manual will be provided in Quercus.  There is no required textbook for this course. Frequent reference is made to original papers.

We are also recommending the book “Fundamental Laboratory Approaches for Biochemistry and Biotechnology”, A.J. Ninfa and D.P. Ballou (Fitzgerald Scientific Press, 1998) as a resource book.

An optional resource book is “Modern Experimental Biochemistry”, R. Boyer, 3rd Edition (Benjamin Cummings, 2000).

Last Updated 7 January 2024