SEM:SYNTHETIC BIO/BIONANO TECH

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Biology
Course Number: 
322
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course: An investigation of the emerging fields of synthetic biology and bio-nanotechnology drawn from semi-popular and primary research literature. In this seminar, we focus on that can be achieved by approaching biology from an engineering mindset. Specifically, what can be learned about cell biology by treating biological components (proteins and nucleic acids) and systems (signaling and metabolic networks) as interchangeable machine-like parts? Harnessing biological systems for the production of pharmaceuticals and hydrocarbon fuel sources is also considered. Finally, we explore the prospect of interacting with cells using devices made from biological building blocks and the potential to diagnose treat disease with these devices.
Comments: 
Not open to first-years, sophomores
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
30764-S19

Course Sections

SEM:SYNTHETIC BIO/BIONANO TECH
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Nathan Derr nderr@smith.edu Th 01:00-02:50 BURTON 307