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Postgraduate Course: Tools for Synthetic Biology (PGBI11092)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaPostgraduate Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionTools for Synthetic Biology will teach the new tools and techniques being developed and employed in the rapidly expanding field of synthetic biology. The course will seek to teach students the theory behind the methods; encouraging understanding, which will allow new uses and application in alternative areas to become apparent.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  24
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Analytical skills, ability to assess the pros and cons of new methods
Capacity to recognise the opportunities presented by new biological discoveries
Ability to look at pressing problems from the perspective that these may have a innovative bio-based solution
Assessment Information
The course will be assessed by:
A round table discussion of a synthetic biology tool/approach (20%)
A 3000 word design project to present the details of the discussed synthetic biology tool/approach and assess its application to address a new research question (for which a structured marking scheme will be provided) (80%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus 1 & 2 Introduction, engineering perspectives, grand challenges, standards and metrics Alistair Elfick (School of Engineering)
3 DNA synthesis and assembly methods Chris French (SBS)
4 Next generation sequencing Sander Granneman (SBS)
5 Pathway design, optimisation, robustness & testing Peter Swain (SBS)
6 Synthetic genomes Patrick Cai (SBS)
7 RNA switches Maurice Gallagher (SBS)
8 & 9 Protein design, redesign and optimisation Louise Horsfall (SBS)
10 Compartmentalisation Jon Marles-Wright (SBS)
Transferable skills Creative thinking
Individual initiative
Time and effort management
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsTSB
Contacts
Course organiserDr Louise Horsfall
Tel: (0131 6)50 5363
Email: Louise.Horsfall@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Jennifer Morris
Tel: (0131 6)50 5513
Email: jennie.morris@ed.ac.uk
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