About this Program
Biotechnology and pharmaceutical research continues to generate important medical breakthroughs that improve the health and quality of life of millions of people. The process for developing new drugs plays an essential role in these successful outcomes.
In this four-course certificate program, we’ll explore the key principles and latest approaches for discovering and developing pharmaceuticals. You’ll investigate techniques used to identify, select and validate molecular and biological drug targets. We’ll examine different classes of drug compounds as well as their mechanisms of action and physical properties. You’ll also learn how the dynamic fields of systems biology and bioinformatics impact drug discovery research.
Professionals who work in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and related fields.
What You'll Learn
- Molecular biotechnology lab techniques, including DNA isolation, restriction mapping, cloning, ELISA analysis, protein electrophoresis and tissue culture and assays
- Basic concepts in drug action, delivery and metabolism
- Different molecular targets and target validation techniques
- Systems biology tools for genomics, proteomics, modeling and data integration