ENGS 85: Biological Circuit Engineering I (ENGS 85.05)


18W: 11

No Textbook Required.


  • MATH 3 or equivalent experience in Basic Calculus.
  • Experience in Molecular Biology is useful (e.g. ENGS 35, BIOL 45, & BIOL 46 or equivalent).
  • Experience in Signals and System Modeling is also useful (e.g. ENGS 22 and ENGS 92 or equivalent).

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the design, modeling, and experimental implementation of synthetic biomolecular circuits in living cells . Simple synthetic biological circuits will be implemented and tested in microbial cells in the laboratory including those involving regulatory feedback loops and robust analog circuits. Computer aided design, modeling, and simulation will use CADENCE, an industry standard electronic circuit design tool.