May 11, 2021  
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BIOCH 482 - Design and Construction of Synthetic Biological Systems II

★ 3 (fi 6) (second term, 0-0-4) Designed to prepare students for participation in the iGEM Competition (International Genetically Engineered Machines) through team-based problem solving. Teams composed of individuals from different programs are expected to: 1) Identify a relevant problem within the realm of synthetic biology. 2) Devise a credible and detailed plan to solve an aspect of the problem. 3) Demonstrate the feasibility of the design by computer modeling. 4) Evaluate the costs of success in terms of the financial, human and technological resources that are needed for the timely completion of the project. 5) Develop a plan to acquire the resources that are required for a successful outcome. 6) Produce a report and presentation. Although students are expected to exhibit a high level of independence and creativity, they can count on considerable guidance and support from participating faculty. Prerequisites: BIOCH 481 (or consent of the department).