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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6937 Microbial Applications of Synthetic Biology


This course will introduce the concept of synthetic biology, which is loosely defined as the construction and reconstruction of biological systems, and its practical applications in research and industry. Advanced molecular biology tools for DNA assembly, the construction of biological pathways and circuits, genome editing and strategies for transcriptional control will be examined in the course.

Course Goals:

Students enrolled in this course will be able to:

  • Define synthetic biology and understand its importance in the 21st century
  • Understand and describe biological parts and their function on the systems level
  • Understand advanced molecular biology techniques that facilitate the building of biological parts and systems
  • Consider ethical decisions and containment strategies in synthetic biology

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts