This course introduces the scientific foundation and concepts of synthetic biology and biological engineering.
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Students are introduced to the scientific foundation and concepts of synthetic biology and biological engineering. Current examples that apply synthetic biology to fundamental and practical challenges will be emphasized. The course will also address the societal issues of synthetic biology, and briefly examine interests to regulate research in this area.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Connections Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Students will work with faculty from Europe on their course projects.
General Education Credits
College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Prerequisites & Restrictions
University of Maryland (UMD) undergraduates are eligible. Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and MATH246; or permission of ENGR - Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Completion of BSCI222 and/or BSCI330 is recommended.
Dr. Edward Eisenstein
Dr. Edward Eisenstein specializes in biophysics, molecular interactions, gene-metabolite relationships in medicinal plants, molecular basis for plant disease resistance, plant metabolic engineering for improved biofuel production.