Dagon University




B.Sc. in Biotechnology

Students majoring in some specified science disciplines (zoology, botany, chemistry and industrial chemistry) after they passed second year are allowed to continue their study majoring in biotechnology for next two years. Then, they will earn B.Sc. (Biotechnology) degree. Outstanding students (GPA ≥ 4.5) can attend remedial course (M.Sc. Qualifying Class) for one more year. When they passed, they are eligible to continue their study in master degree either at University of Yangon or Mandalay University. Dagon University does not offer master program in biotechnology.


Course Descriptions

This module concerns with elements in organisms; macronutrients; trace elements; macromolecules such as DNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates; micromolecules and functional groups.
This module covers fermentation; aeration and agitation, media sterilization, operation; measurement and control; metabolism of fatty acids; chemical composition of fats, fats as depot material, beta oxidation of fatty acids, metabolism of branched chain fatty acids and biosynthesis of fatty acids. Food and enzymes from microorganisms; idealized structure of bacterial cell, topochemistry of the cell and protein cell.
This module covers the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids.
This module deals with introduction of microbiology; the world of microbiology, observing microorganism through a microscope, functional anatomy of procaryotes and euccaryotes; growth of microorganisms, screening and isolation; and isolation of microbial growth.
This module covers catabolic pathway; glycolysis, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation; anabolic pathway; nucleotide synthesis, and amino acids synthesis.
This module concerns with DNA synthesis in Escherichia coli, protein synthesis in prokaryote and eukaryote.
This module consists of historical background of alcohol industry; chemical aspect of alcohol; different classes of liquor; principle of fermentation process; and industrial fermentation process.
This module enable students to understand characteristic of enzymes, nomenclature and classification of enzymes, mechanism of enzyme action, types of enzymes action, enzymes as biological catalysts. In addition, factors affecting on enzyme activity, enzyme kinetics, enzyme units and enzyme inhibitors will be studied in this module.
This module covers introduction of plant tissue culture that consists benefits of plant tissue culture, equipment for plant tissue culture, general requirement for growing tissue in culture, types of plant tissue culture, cryopreservation and germplasm storage, rapid clonal propagation, and production of secondary metabolites by cell culture.
Students can learn ATP synthesis and the role of ATP in this module. In addition, other energy rich small molecules can also be studies.
This module composed of codons, signal condon, synonymous condon, condon usages, anticondon, gene expression, gene structure, transcription, translation, control point.
The purpose of this module is to enable students to explore bioprocess/fermentation technology; fermentation technology and industrial microbiology.
The module enables students to be familiar with the principles of analytical biochemistry. In addition, spectroscopy methods and separation methods used in analytical biochemistry are included in this module.
This module covers introduction; cytological basic of inheritance, chemical basic of heredity, protein synthesis, chromosomal aberrations, extra nuclear inheritance; mutation.
The purpose of this module is to provide the knowledge of cellular DNA extraction, purification and concentration, plasmid DNA preparation, restriction enzymes; lipases of DNA and DNA modifying enzymes.
The purpose of this module is to familiarise students with target DNA, vectors; plasmids, bacteriophages, gene isolation by PCR, gene cloning, transformation and clone selection.
This module covers photosynthesis¬ the ultimate energy resource that includes sources of Biomass, Ethanol from Biomass, Methane from Biomass, hydrogen and postscript- Microbial Recovery of Petroleum. In addition, students able to learn on Biosafety that comprises introduction, regulations and the relocation of biotechnological activities, biosafety regulations, bioethics, risk regulation, release of naturally- occurring and recombinant microorganisms into the Environment.
This module covers theories and techniques concerning with how to analyze biomolecules, carbohydrates and lipids. In addition, the use of isotopes in analysis of biomoledule will be introduced to students.
The purpose of this module is to provide the knowledge of microbiology in the biological world, environmental microbiology, water and waste treatment, microbiology of food, beverage and medicine and bioleaching.
This module deals with protoplast culture and somatic hybridization, production of haploid plants via anther culture, in vitro storage of plant materials, and production of secondary metabolites, synthetic seeds production, tissue culture and agriculture.
This module is concerned with RNA synthesis and processing (Mrna, tRna, xRna), genomic DNA and extragenomic DNA; mt DNA, ep DNA.
This module covers stem cells; types, isolation, culture, applications and hybridomas; animal cell culture, somatic cell fusion, hybridoma clones, and monoclonal antibodies.
The purpose of this module is students enable to learn DNA structure, DNA replication, genes, the genetic code, three different kinds of RNA, gene expression (transcription), gene expression (translation), prokaryotic genomes, viruses, polymerase chain reaction and DNA cloning.
This module deals with spectroscopy, separation methods and chemistry of enzymes.
This module covers characteristics of microorganism, methods of measurement of microbial growth, microbial screening, selection and strain improvement, fermentation in industry, and biodeterioration.
The purpose of this subject is to enable to study tools of molecular biology, southern and northern blotting, DNA sequencing and protein sequencing, cell fractionation: nuclei and mitochondria and gene/ genomic libraries.
This module covers recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering and biofuel technology.
This module is dealt with genomes; survey, genome projects, genome organizations, genome mapping; genetic and physical maps, proteomes; survey and protein profiling; 2D PAGE.
This module offers proteins, immunological methods, nucleic acids.
This module offers the microbial world, microbial metabolism, theoretical background, important means in biotechnology, recombinant proteins, biotechnology based pharmaceuticals for the millennium, biotechnology and modern drug discovery, biotechnology: some thought provoking newer ideas.