Advanced Research: Synthetic Biology


Students will contribute to the collaborative and international research project Sc2.0, specifically working with members of the Boeke laboratory from NYU Langone. The goal of the Sc2.0 project is to build the first synthetic eukaryotic organism using a “bottom up” approach, marking a groundbreaking achievement in the field of synthetic biology. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as the budding yeast, is the well-established model organism used in this project. Students will gain hands-on research experience in microbiology, cellular biology, and genetics while working with the budding yeast in this course.

Format: Lecture, Recitation

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: MCB2 (BIOL-UA 22 or 9022)

Location: New York

Equivalent(s): None


Term(s) offered:

Requirements satisfied:
  • Major: Biology Standard Track
      • Upper-Level Elective
          • Laboratory Skills
          • Advanced Biology
  • Major: GPH/Biology
      • Additional Elective