IWKS 3540: Synthetic Biology for Innovators

Introduces the fundamentals of synthetic biology for those who seek to use it as tool for innovation.
Synthetic biology allows us to engineer new biological systems and redesign existing biological components
by integrating aspects of biotechnology, evolutionary and molecular biology, systems biology, computer
engineering, computational biology, and genetic engineering. Advancement in technological tools and
techniques make this material accessible to motivated individuals from many disciplines, and no biology
background is required. Culminates with a final team project focused on designing synthetic biology
solutions that address human need.

Suggested Background: None. No previous background in biology is required.
Credit hours: 3