This course is a continuation of BPT-152, Biotechnology Methods II. Students will cover a variety of topics including qRT-PCR, mammalian tissue culture, microbial responses to the environment and how to enumerate viruses. Each student will also complete an independent study project over some topic of biotechnology. These projects will be presented to a panel of independent judges as a poster presentation session at the end of the semester. The poster that gets the highest rating from the judges will win. Two hours lecture, four hours lab.