ENGS 85: Biological Circuit Engineering II


18S: 11


Basic Biological Circuit Engineering I (ENGS 85.05/ENGG 199-01); OR Equivalent experience in Molecular Biology Techniques (Either ENGS 35, BIOL 45, BIOL 46) AND equivalent experience in Signals and System Modeling (e.g. ENGS 22 and ENGS 92).

This course will provide advanced techniques for the design, modeling, and experimental implementation of complex synthetic biological circuits. Advanced & complex synthetic circuits will be designed and tested in bacteria in the laboratory. Computer aided design, modeling, and simulation will use CADENCE, an industry standard electronic circuit design tool. Applications of synthetic biology to medicine and biotechnology will be discussed. In addition, the students will be expected to design a synthetic biological circuit with feedback and control techniques for a class project.