Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
The student is able to:
1. describe the motivation for synthetic biology as a development in the technical use of biology
2. demonstrate aspects of biotechnology that currently pose limitations for its industrial use and to analyze how synthetic biology can be applied as a solution.
3. apply the concepts of synthetic biology for the design of biological systems.
4. list current research questions in the field.
Schedule: 24.02.2020 - 29.05.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Merja Penttilä
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Merja Penttilä, Jukka Välimäki
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Terminology and concepts of synthetic biology. Examples of applications of synthetic biology for industrial use. Engineering principles for parts and devices. Use of computational methods. The concept of microbial chemical factories. Analysis of future needs for biological production. Re-design of biological pathways. Applying skills in biosciences, physics, and chemistry for solving scientific, technological, medical and environmental problems.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Lectures and assignments. Group work and student presentations. Exam.
Evaluation of learning of the course content is measured in the final examination.
Total 135 h = 5cr
Lectures 24 h
Assignments 24 h
Other independent studying 83 h
Exam 4 h
To be announced later
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
12 Responsible Production and Consumption
13 Climate Action