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The BIT program provides hands-on experience in a lab setting, as both a complement and supplement to classroom learning.

Featured course

BIT 473/573

Protein Interactions

Proteininteractions Study protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions with in vitro and in vivo techniques!

BIT 495/595

Protein Engineering

Proteinengineering The newest BIT class will be offered Spring 2018. This course introduces students to the design and engineering of proteins with novel or improved functions.


  • Lost and Found

    Researchers at NC State are working on dissecting the bacterial components of a microbial community that produces tolyporphin, a new potential anticancer compound.

  • BIT Partnership with NCSD

    The BIT program continues to make its classroom resources available beyond NC State to serve students with disabilities at other schools, like NCSD (North Carolina School for the Deaf), and provides an outreach opportunity to NCSU students.

  • NCSU BIT Videos

    Watchyoutube Check out the NCSU BIT YouTube channel for short tutorials on lab techniques, safety, specialized software, and more! Click the title of this article or link on the right to follow.


    Undergraduate students interested in BIT Sure (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience): applications are now being accepted! Find information and application at the link above "Research Training and Fellowships".

The latest in biotechnology

Biotech Writing Support Group

The biotechnology writing support group is an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to join an accountability group that will help them develop into more self-sufficient writers. Additionally, these groups will create a professional scholarly community that facilitates the process of critical constructive peer review. This will be a peer led group. The Graduate School will help establish the group, provide resources and instruction, lead training, and invite guest speakers as needed. Email for additional information:


Are you interested in improving your effectiveness as an educator, or improving your communication skills? The NC State Graduate School now offers a variety of non-credit courses and workshops available that can be used toward completion of the Teaching and Communication Certificate. TCC is open to all graduate students and postdocs at NC State. The BIT Program has also partnered with the Graduate School to offer the Molecular Biotechnology Training Program Teaching and Communication Certificate.