Spring 2015 Microbes as Machines

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NSC 110H Spring 2015
Unique # 47195
Monday 4–5 PM
RLM 5.112
Prof. Jeffrey Barrick

Course Outline

# Date Topic
Jan 19 Martin Luther King Day (no class)
1 Jan 26 What is Synthetic Biology?
2 Feb 2 BioBricks and Standardized Genetic Parts
3 Feb 9 Genetic Part Bestiary
4 Feb 16 Cellular Memory
5 Feb 23 Cooperation and Pattern Formation
6 Mar 2 Expanding the Genetic Code
7 Mar 9 Producing Biomaterials
Mar 16 Spring Break (no class)
8 Mar 23 Medicine
9 Mar 30 Biofuels
10 Apr 6 Multicellularity and Development
11 Apr 13 "Robots" – Seek and Destroy
12 Apr 20 DNA for Information Storage
13 Apr 27 Challenge: Evolutionary Failure
14 May 4 Challenge: Escape of GMOs and rDNA

The Rise of Synthetic Biology (The Atlantic)