Genetics explores advances in medicine, agricultural techniques, heritable IQ, genetically modified organisms, genetic counselling and gene therapy.

Here’s what Genetics students can do for you: 

  • Basic laboratory techniques including; media preparation and molecular techniques including; PCR and cloning, gel electrophoresis, protein and nucleic acid purification, enzyme assays as well as lab safety protocols
  • Routine operation of instruments; incubators, UV/vis spectrophotometers, centrifuges and liquid handling
  • Sample collection and preparation
  • Data collection, analysis and visualization-R, Python, SPSS, MATLAB
  • Research – experiential design; scientific literature searches

Transferable Skills

Science Co-op students are equipped with a solid foundation of transferable skills which include:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving
  • Research, analysis, and project management
  • Communications and writing
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Cultural and historical awareness

For a detailed list of courses to learn of the areas covered by Genetics lectures and labs, please refer to the University of Manitoba’s Academic Calendar.