CHEM_ENG 376: Principles of Synthetic Biology

Quarter Offered

Fall : MTWF 9:00 AM ; Jewett


CHEM ENG 275 or BIOL SCI 215 (Genetics and Molecular Biology) or BIOL SCI 219 (Cell Biology)


At its core, synthetic biology is inspired by the power and diversity of the living world. It is an endeavor predicated on the idea that we can learn to more reliably and rapidly engineer biological function for compelling applications in medicine, biotechnology, and green chemistry. What is unique to synthetic biology is the application of an engineering-driven approach to accelerate the design-build-test loops required for reprogramming existing, and constructing new, biological systems. In this course the field of synthetic biology and its natural scientific and engineering basis are introduced.