Aug 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IWKS 5540 - Synthetic Biology for Innovators


Graduate version of IWKS 3540. Introduces the fundamentals of synthetic biology for those who seek to use it as tool for innovation. Synthetic biology allows us to engineer new biological systems and redesign existing biological components by integrating aspects of biotechnology, evolutionary and molecular biology, systems biology, computer engineering, computational biology, and genetic engineering. Advancement in technological tools and techniques make this material accessible to motivated individuals from many disciplines, and no biology background is required. Culminates with a final team project focused on designing synthetic biology solutions that address human need. Suggested Background: None. No previous background in biology is required. Max hours: 3 Credits. Semester Hours: 3 to 3



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