Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology (2803ENV)

This course introduces students to the newly emerging fields of marine chemical ecology and biotechnology. The course is all about tastes and smells and has a specific focus on the interface between biology and chemistry to study marine invertebrates such as sponges, corals, ascidians and nudibranchs and marine plants. Marine chemical ecologists investigate the role of chemicals produced by marine organisms to help them survive and includes studies of defensive, offensive and communication strategies. Marine biotechnology involves the use of cutting edge molecular and chemical techniques to develop commercial products and monitoring tools used in medicine, aquaculture, food production and environmental monitoring. Lectures and field/laboratory activities will cover topics such as defence, poisons, biofouling, communication, food safety, bioluminescence, molecular biology, drug discovery, This course is unrestricted, but students should have at least studied some 1st year chemistry and biology."

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level

Undergraduate

Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables

Convenor

Course profile is currently unavailable

Key dates

Course start date
8 July 2019
Last day to add a course
21 July 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
4 August 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
8 September 2019

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (40658) Open Tuesday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G01 3.55
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 1.17
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Laboratory
Laboratory (44249) Open Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
G05 1.09
Health Sciences Building
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
G12 2.15
Science 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Laboratory (44248) Open Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
G05 1.09
Health Sciences Building
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
G12 2.15
Science 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus

Convenor

Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018

Please view the full class and additional timetable information for School of Environment and Science

Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Lecture
Lecture (41575) Open Tuesday 12:00 - 12:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G01 3.55
Academic 1
Gold Coast Campus
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
G39 1.17
Science and Engineering
Gold Coast Campus
Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend one Laboratory
Laboratory (44246) Open Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
G05 1.09
Health Sciences Building
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
G12 2.15
Science 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus
Laboratory (44245) Open Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11
G05 1.09
Health Sciences Building
Gold Coast Campus
Thursday 13:00 - 15:50
Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
G12 2.15
Science 2 Building
Gold Coast Campus