Harvard:SysBio 204/2011:Syllabus

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Systems Biology 204: Biomolecular Engineering and Synthetic Biology

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Date Presenter(s) Topic
Wed. Aug. 31 William Shih/Peng Yin Course Overview
Mon. Sept. 5 NO CLASS
LABOR DAY
Wed. Sept. 7 William Shih Biomolecular primitives
Mon. Sept. 12 William Shih DNA origami
Wed. Sept. 14 David Zhang Synthetic DNA circuits
Mon. Sept. 19 Peng Yin Dynamic DNA machines
Wed. Sept. 21 Peng Yin Applications of nucleic acid nanotechnology
Mon. Sept. 26 Wiliam Shih/John Sadowski Software demo: nanoEngineer for nanostructure visualization
Wed. Sept. 28 William Shih Software demo: caDNAno for DNA origami design
Mon. Oct. 3 Peng Yin/Adam Marblestone/Casey Grun Software demo: sequence designer/molecular compiler
Wed. Oct. 5 Vatsan Raman Computational protein design
Mon. Oct. 10 NO CLASS
COLUMBUS DAY
Wed. Oct. 12 Vatsan Raman Software demo: Scientific discovery games for biomolecular design
Mon. Oct. 17 Pam Silver Synthetic circuits in prokaryotes
Wed. Oct. 19 Pam Silver Synthetic circuits in eukaryotes
Mon. Oct. 24 Jeff Way Metabolic engineering
Wed. Oct. 26 Neel Joshi Principles and applications of protein and peptide self-assembly
Mon. Oct. 31 George Church Genome engineering: new codes, new amino acids, multi-virus resistance
Wed. Nov. 2 George Church Homologous recombination, gene therapy, tissue engineering, evolution.
Mon. Nov. 7 Irene Chen Information in prebiotic replicating systems
Wed. Nov. 9 students Midterm youtube presentations
Mon. Nov. 14 Jack Szostak Protocell design
Wed. Nov. 16 Jeremy Gunawardena Modeling biological systems
Mon. Nov. 21 NO CLASS
WYSS RETREAT
Wed. Nov. 23 NO CLASS
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Mon. Nov. 28 Gael McGill Exploring Hollywood's tools for biovisualization
Wed. Nov. 30 William Shih Directed molecular evolution
Mon. Dec. 5 students Final presentations
Wed. Dec. 7 students Final presentations