Systems and Synthetic Biology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Systems and Synthetic Biology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-completion of "Molecular Biology" course will be strongly recommended.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Outline
    This course provides the fundamental concept of both the design/construction of biological devices and biological systems for the production of useful future values such as biomedicine, biofuel, bioplastics or bioremediation.

    Course Objective
    The aim of this course is to provide the fundamental knowledge for a selected number of highly promising industrial and environmental applications enabled by synthetic biology (SB).

    "Synthetic Biology" edited by Markus Schmidt; Wiley-Blackwell; 2012.
    "Synthetic Biology" edited by Huimin Zhao; Elsevier; 2013.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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