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CHE.496: Biological Systems Design Seminar

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This site is under development and this course is just a proposal at this point in time.

Module 1 - Fundamentals of synthetic biology

  • Jan 17 - Synthetic biology overview
  • Jan 22 - Foundational technologies
  • Jan 24 - Engineering principles
  • Jan 29 - Biobricks and genetic programming
  • Jan 31 - Bioinformatics and systems biology
  • Feb 05 - Practical applications
  • Feb 07 - Societal implications
  • Feb 12 - Oral presentations of individual literature research
  • Feb 14 - Oral presentations of individual literature research

Module 2 - Engineered biological systems

  • Feb 19 - Synthetic genes, biological machines, and minimal genomes
  • Feb 21 - Dr. Craig Venter's minimal genome work
  • Feb 26 - Dr. George Church's minimal cell work
  • Feb 28 - Dr. Michael Elowitz's genetic circuit engineering work
  • Mar 04 - Spring break
  • Mar 06 - Spring break
  • Mar 11 - Dr. Jim Collins' genetic circuit engineering work
  • Mar 13 - Dr. Chris Voigt's genetic circuit engineering work
  • Mar 18 - Dr. Jay Keasling's pathway engineering work
  • Mar 20 - Oral presentations of individual part design
  • Mar 25 - Oral presentations of individual part design

Module 3 - Modeling biological systems

  • Mar 27 - Systems biology and the 'omic sciences
  • Apr 01 - Computational biology
  • Apr 03 - Metabolic flux analysis
  • Apr 08 - Genome-scale metabolic models
  • Apr 10 - Modeling genetic regulatory networks
  • Apr 15 - Modeling genetic regulatory networks
  • Apr 17 - Systems biotechnology
  • Apr 22 - Oral presentations of group system design
  • Apr 24 - Oral presentations of group system design
  • Apr 29 - Review of course
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