NextGen Biotechnology & Genomics
This course will comprise 5-6 modules, each focused on a particular technology (DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, imaging, synthetic biology [for example -these will change each year]). The course will bring in experts from industry and academia to discuss the scientific foundations of the technology and its applications. Students will work in teams of ~5 on one of the module subjects to develop a project that will be set up by the instructor (e.g. develop a genomics-based approach to identify non-responders to a drug; develop and design scale-up plant for algal-based biofuels). These projects will take into account scientific, economic, market, business and social factors.
Completion of the three core courses listed above.