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

Download Course Syllabus (PDF)

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 Registry of Standard Biological Parts
4 Feb 16 DNA Assembly Methods
5 Feb 23 Analog Genetic Circuits
6 Mar 2 Digital Genetic Circuits
7 Mar 9 Development and Pattern Formation
Mar 16 Spring Break (no class)
8 Mar 23 Metabolic Engineering
9 Mar 30 Producing Biomaterials
10 Apr 6 DNA for Information Storage
11 Apr 13 Expanding the Genetic Code
12 Apr 20 Biocontainment
13 Apr 27 Evolutionary Engineering
14 May 4 Refactoring Genomes

The Rise of Synthetic Biology (The Atlantic)

My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment (NYT)