Herbert M Sauro
Individual undergraduate bioengineering projects (research or independent study) under the supervision of an instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.
Synthetic Biology: Using Delphi to teach synthetic biology concepts
Student learning goals
Learn about biological parts and their properties. Understand gene and enzyme action.
Learn about network structure and pathway engineering
Understand how synthetic networks can be simulated, built and tested in a real organism. Learn about manipulating DNA and measuring responses.
Learn how to construct computational models and use them to study network behavior.
Understand the behavior of basic network motifs found in cellular and synthetic systems, including switches, oscillators, filters, logic and pulse devices.
Learn how to build complex modular networks in silico as part of a team project.
General method of instruction
Basic math that includes calculus and elementary Matrix algebra. The first week will be devoted to basic cellular biology principles. Any unfamiliar math concepts will be introduced through handouts. A preliminary text book on systems and synthetic biology will be made available to the class.
Class assignments and grading
Project report at the end of the course.