Putting Engineering into Biology: Making Fine Smelling Bacteria (5 days)

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An introduction to the basics of synthetic biology: standardization, modularity, and hierarchical assembly. Participants will be introduced to the Parts Registry, the process of parts characterization, design manipulation, and the measurement of genetic constructs This project will be focused on engineering bacteria to produce high grade isoamyl acetate, "banana oil" commonly used in flavoring and scent recipes

Industry really has barely scratched the surface on the potential of synthetic biology to do all kinds of heavy lifting in materials and chemical production. Producing fine grade chemicals from junky feedstocks using cleverly engineered bacteria has the potential to revolutionize the chemical synthesis industry. The methodology learned can be applied to your own synthetic biology dreams.

The course will take place between 9am to 1pm over the course of 5 days. The days are May 16, 23, 30, June 6, and 13. Please be prepared to attend all five days.

Costs (not including online processing fees) are $325 for early registration, $375 during two days preceding the event.

If you are an official member of BUGSS, costs are $75 for early registration, and $90 during the two days preceding the event (Sorry this deal does not include members of the BUGSS Baltimore Meet-up group)

Please register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/putting-engineering-into-biology-5-days-tickets-15056615743

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