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Sequence Data Analysis



  • The first part of the password is "Cheesy". Check the Schedule page and click on the Day 3 link to find the second part of the password.
  • Central dogma review reading from the Cartoon Guide to Genetics. If you don't have transcription and translation down cold, you should read this. (It's short and funny.) -Kelly Drinkwater 22:26, 29 February 2012 (EST)
  • Corrections have been made to labs #2 and #3. -Kelly Drinkwater 19:50, 10 February 2012 (EST)
  • HW #2 and labs #2 and #3 have been posted to the Schedules page. -Kelly Drinkwater 16:52, 10 February 2012 (EST)
  • Welcome, class of 2012! -Kelly Drinkwater 17:19, 9 February 2012 (EST)

Class Info

SEED 12th grade Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Course Requirements (.doc) (.pdf)

To email all course staff:

Instructors: Kelly Drinkwater ( and Jacob Rubens (

TA's: Hannah Johnsen (, Tyler Wagner (

Classroom: Unfortunately, due to scheduling difficulties, we will have to be in a different classroom each day. Latecomers should go to the SEED office.

Lab: 31-068

Just as electrical engineering brought engineering to the science of physics, synthetic biology aims to bring engineering ideas to biology with a similar explosion in capabilities. The electrical engineering revolution allowed anyone to build a circuit or use a computer at home without needing to understand complex physics. The emerging field of synthetic biology aims to allow anyone to design, build, and experiment with biological systems. The purpose of this class is to introduce basic biotechnology techniques and key engineering concepts, such as modularity and abstraction, that are critical for large scale biological system integration.

The class aims to cover:

  • Theory: Engineering principles and enabling technologies
  • Practice: Hands-on design and construction
  • Context: Current and future possibilities; risk and safety
Funded by NSF SynBERC.
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