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Advances in Plant Synthetic Biology

HOS6932, Section 3355, Class 013290, 3 Graduate Credits

Dr. Voiniciuc and Dr. Andrew Hanson are co-teaching a new SynBio graduate course, which also features guest lectures by Dr. Edmar R. Oliveira-Filho. Space in this online course is limited due to the interactive format.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the basic principles of synthetic biology (SynBio) as well as the latest advances in this emerging field. Topics will include the implementation of Design-Build-Test-Learn cycles for metabolic pathways and regulatory circuits, directed evolution, and biofoundry-driven automation. Emphasis will be on plant systems, with bacterial and yeast systems included when appropriate to accelerate the study of plant enzymes and products. This online class will enable state-wide participation and combine lectures with interactive discussions and activities. Due to team-based activities, class registration is limited to only 16 students. Part of the final assignment (5% of course-grade) will require an in-person interview with a scientist at one of the UF/IFAS research facilities. This class will empower students to identify, evaluate, and effectively present SynBio innovations that address agricultural challenges.

95% Online, Synchronous

Meeting Dates
10:40-11:30 am on Mon, Wed, Fri

First Class
August 23, 2023

Last Class
December 6, 2023