Harvard:Synthetic Biology Nanocourse/2007

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Intellectual Unit: Experimental Tools for Biological Discovery


Synthetic Biology: Cellular and Molecular Engineering


Course Description

Synthetic biology explores the design rules for building artificial behavior of biomolecular systems through cycles of construction and comparison of intended versus observed behaviors. The ability to synthesize biomimetic behavior is an important benchmark for biological understanding. This course will introduce strategies for engineering cellular and molecular systems and will explore current and future applications for synthetic biology approaches.

Meeting Times

  • First Meeting: Monday, 2007 October 22nd, 1:30pm–4:30pm
    • Location: Goldenson 122 (on the HMS quad)
  • Second Meeting: Friday, 2007 October 26th, 12pm–2pm
    • Location: Warren Alpert Building 436

Course Project

Reading List (Recommended)

  • Lecture 1 (Silver)
  1. Drubin DA, Way JC, and Silver PA. . pmid:17289915. PubMed HubMed [pas1]
  2. Voigt CA. . pmid:16978856. PubMed HubMed [pas2]
  3. Chang MC and Keasling JD. . pmid:17108985. PubMed HubMed [pas3]
  4. Anderson JC, Clarke EJ, Arkin AP, and Voigt CA. . pmid:16330045. PubMed HubMed [pas4]
  5. Andrianantoandro E, Basu S, Karig DK, and Weiss R. . pmid:16738572. PubMed HubMed [pas5]
  6. Deans TL, Cantor CR, and Collins JJ. . pmid:17662949. PubMed HubMed [pas6]
  7. Ajo-Franklin CM, Drubin DA, Eskin JA, Gee EP, Landgraf D, Phillips I, and Silver PA. . pmid:17875664. PubMed HubMed [pas7]
  8. Basu S, Gerchman Y, Collins CH, Arnold FH, and Weiss R. . pmid:15858574. PubMed HubMed [pas8]
  9. Elowitz MB and Leibler S. . pmid:10659856. PubMed HubMed [pas9]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

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