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Molecular Biology and Genomics - CBMS836

This unit provides an introduction to synthetic biology and hands-on practise in the analysis of large datasets gathered when working in the broad field of biomolecular sciences. Biomolecular sciences spans the study of individual molecular structures and biochemical reactions to also encompass the 'omics' sciences of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and glycomics. These sciences all generate large and complex datasets that require specialised software and methods to assemble and analyse. The analyses are challenging, as they not only require a good knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell and developmental biology, but also an understanding of limitations of both the software and the data quality.

The lectures on synthetic biology start with a brief overview of the field and then delves into more challenging yet exciting concepts. You will learn about current techniques and approaches used in synthetic biology and design a molecular switch using these principles. The lectures also discuss applications, limitations and future potential of synthetic biology to produce new solutions to global challenges.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Ian Paulsen

Admission to MBiotech or MBiotechMCom or MRadiopharmSc or MSc or MBioBus or MMarScMgt or GradDipConsBiol or MScInnovation  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): CBMS852
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Molecular Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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