State College of Florida offers an A. S. degree in biotechnology that trains technicians in basic laboratory techniques including the extraction and manipulation of DNA, RNA, and proteins. It also includes courses in cell culture, bioinformatics and bioethics. Graduates are prepared for jobs in research and production in industrial or academic settings.
Kristine tells us about cloning African violets. The little plantlets are soooo cute!
Every time I think of a clone my immediate image is alien shaped pods with a ton of goo oozing out, and the mad scientist in the corner wearing a lab coat with a crazed look in their eye. And now, I ... Read more
When I was first introduced to acrylamide gels way back in Fundamentals of Biology, I did not have the privilege of assembling the reagents. But I can remember just loading the gel was intimidating at first, trying to maneuver the fine tip between the plates and hopefully into the barely ... Read more
Hello, my name is Kristine and I'm currently enrolled in State College of Florida's Biotechnology program. I have always been in love with science and remember watching documentaries and television shows wanting to work in the labs that the actors/featured scientist were in. I thought ... Read more