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BIOE461: Synthetic Biology and Biological Engineering

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Global Classrooms Team

GCStudents are introduce to the scientific foundation and concepts of synthetic biology and biological engineering. Current examples that apply synthetic biology to fundamental and practical challenges will be emphasized. The course will also address the societal issues of synthetic biology, and briefly examine interests to regulate research in this area. Students will work with faculty from Europe on their course projects.

UMD undergraduates are eligible. Prerequisite: BIOE120, BIOE121, BIOE241, and MATH246; or permission of ENGR - Fischell Department of Bioengineering department. Completion of BSCI222 and/or BSCI330 is recommended.

 Register in Testudo for the following three credit course:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). The last day to cancel registration is January 22 for a 100% refund and February 5 for a 80% refund.

Dr. Edward Eisenstein specializes in biophysics, molecular interactions, gene-metabolite relationships in medicinal plants, molecular basis for plant disease resistance, plant metabolic engineering for improved biofuel production. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course costs are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 08/01/2022
Spring 2024 10/01/2023 10/11/2023