Projects typically involve a detailed proposal which includes several "design outputs" such as DNA sequences, simulations, computer programs, diagrams, etc. You are encouraged to do an ambitious design project (which might, in reality, take a year or more of focused effort by a handful of people to implement in the lab). The project can also be a complete scientific contribution in itself, e.g., software programs to facilitate design processes.
Are the final design projects done as individuals or in groups?
This is decided by each student.
Should I budget time to do experiments?
No lab work is necessary for the project.
What resources are available?
The faculty and TF will provide guidance, design software, examples of detailed designs for certain motifs, etc.
Students are encouraged to stay after class at their leisure to discuss with other students and with the teaching staff. Some refreshments will be provided to encourage this to occur.