Educational goals The course's objectives are to provide knowledge of the main biotechnology techniques applied to the animal production. They will therefore address issues related to animal experimentation and possible alternative techniques, basic theoretical knowledge on in vitro cultures of cells and animal tissues and their applications, methodologies related to the production of transgenic animals and the most used technologies in quality and traceability of animal products, in the control of genetic improvement and in the maintenance of animal biodiversity. Methods such as extraction of nucleic acids, Polymerase Chain Reaction, sanger and new generation sequencing, microarrays, will be discussed to analyze topics such as the use of markers useful for diagnostic and selective purposes, gene expression analysis, Polymorphisms associated with genetic improvement through molecular genetic techniques, traceability of animal products.
Expected learning outcomes KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. At the end of the course the student will acquire specific knowledge about the biotechnology aspects of animals, the theoretical bases of animal cell culture techniques and their application as experimental models; Knowledge of the main analytical methods of gene expression in animals, knowledge of methodologies related to the production of transgenic animals, as well as molecular genetics and its applications for animal genetic improvement and traceability. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING. Ability to interpret and execute broad spectrum methodological and instrumental procedures for biological and molecular research. JUDGMENT. Acquisition of conscious judgment autonomy with reference to the interpretation of protocols and the evaluation and interpretation of laboratory experimental data. COMMUNICATION SKILLS. Acquiring appropriate skills and tools for communication: data processing and presentation, ability to work in groups.
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