Harvard:SysBio 204/2012:Syllabus

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Systems Biology 204: Biomolecular Engineering and Synthetic Biology 2012

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Day / Date Lecturer Title
Wed. Sep. 5 William Shih, Peng Yin Course overview
Mon. Sep. 10 William Shih Biomolecular primitives
Wed. Sep. 12 Willian Shih Software demo: nanoEngineer for nanostructure visualization
Mon. Sep. 17 William Shih DNA origami
Wed. Sep. 19 William Shih Software demo: caDNAno for DNA origami design
Mon. Sep. 24 Peng Yin Synthetic DNA circuits
Wed. Sep. 26 Peng Yin Dynamic DNA machines
Mon. Oct. 1 Peng Yin Software demo: Sequence designer / molecular compiler
Mon. Oct. 3 Peng Yin Applications of nucleic acid nanotechnology
Mon. Oct. 8 No class Columbus Day
Wed. Oct. 10 Srivatsan Raman Computational protein design
Mon. Oct. 15 Srivatsan Raman Software demo: Scientific discovery games for biomolecular design
Wed. Oct. 17 Pam Silver Synthetic circuits in prokaryotes
Mon. Oct. 22 Pam Silver Synthetic circuits in eukaryotes
Wed. Oct. 24 Jeff Way Metabolic engineering
Mon. Oct. 29 No class Hurricane Sandy
Wed. Oct. 31 Jack Szostak Protocell design
Mon. Nov. 5 Jeremy Gunawardena Modeling biological systems
Wed. Nov. 7 George Church Homologous recombination, gene therapy, tissue engineering, evolution
Mon. Nov. 12 Neel Joshi Principles and applications of protein and peptide self-assembly (Veteran's Day, but there IS class)
Wed. Nov. 14 Gäel McGill Exploring Hollywood’s tools for biovisualization
Mon. Nov. 19 No class Wyss retreat
Wed. Nov. 21 No class Thanksgiving recess
Mon. Nov. 26 George Church Genome engineering: new codes, new amino acids, multi-virus resistance
Wed. Nov. 28 Students Final project presentation
Mon. Dec. 3 William Shih Directed molecular evolution