National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
University of the Philippines, Diliman

National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Undergraduate Courses

Course Offering

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (MBB)

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BS MBB)               10Introduction to Molecular Biology. An introduction to the fundamentals of molecular biology and biotechnology. 2 u.
100Introduction to Scientific Writing in MBB. Principles and methods in scientific writing.
Prereq: Sophomore standing. 3u
110Fundamentals of Molecular Mocrobiology. Molecular diversity, physiology and genetics of microorganisms.
Prereq: MBB 10, Bio 12. 8hrs. (2 lec, 6 lab). 4u
126 126.1

Molecular Physiology of Animal Cells. Internal organization, physiology, and behavior of animal cells in vitro.

127 127.1
Molecular Physiology of Plant Cells. Internal organizations,physiology, and behavior of plant cells in vitro.
130Molecular Biophysics. Characterization of biomolecules and their interactions through structural analysis and computational techniques.
Prereq: Math 55, Chem 40, Chem 40.1, Physics 72. 6h (3 lec, 3 lab) 4 u.
140Molecular Genetics. Principles and mechanisms of heredity at the molecular level based on studies of prokaryotic, eukaryotic and viral systems.
Prereq: MBB 10, Bio 12, Chem 40, Chem 40.1, 3 u.
141Principles in Gene Manipulation. Principles of recombinant DNA technology and its applications.
Prereq: MBB 140, 9 h. (3 lec, 6 lab) 5 u.
142Genes and Development. Molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying multicellularity during embryogenesis and formation of the body plan in model organisms.
Prereq: MBB 125, MBB 130, MBB 141, 9 h. (3 lec, 6 lab) 5 u.
150Cellular and Molecular Immunology. Cellular and molecular aspect of the immune response.
Prereq: Chem 40, Chem 40.1, MBB 125. 3 u.
180Industrial Biotechnology. Principles and applications of traditional methods and novel molecular biology techniques in making useful industrial products.
Prereq: MBB 110, MBB 121, MBB 141. 9 h. (3 lec, 6 lab) 5 u.
190Introduction to Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. Basic concepts of systems biology and the application of computational analysis in molecular biology.
Prereq: MBB 130, MBB 140. 3 u.
194Ethics in Scientific Research. Discussion of case studies and topics pertaining to social issues and the proper conduct of scientific research relevant to molecular biology.
Prereq: Junior standing. 1 u
195Biotechnology Enterprise. Fundamentals of biotechnology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Prereq: Senior standing. 3 u.
196Undergraduate Seminar.
Prereq: Senior Standing. 1 u.
197Special Topics in MBB. Current trends and concepts in molecular biology and biotechnology.
Prereq: Senior Standing. 3 u.
200Undergraduate Thesis.
Prereq: Senior Standing. 2 u. per sem for a total of 4 u