Carnegie Mellon University

Synthetic Biology

Course Number: 03758-A2

This course explores the following: Structure of, expression and regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, including their viruses. Advanced biotechnological methods comprising cloning, mutagenesis, polymerase chain reaction, synthesis of nucleic acids, DNA sequence determination, synthetic genomics, CRISPR-Cas9, directed evolution, alternative splicing and computational modeling. Experimental characterization of structural and functional properties of biomolecules. Bioinformatic analysis and characterization of genes and biomolecules.

Academic Year: 2019-2020
Units: 6