Principles of Synthetic Biology
Become a professional in engineering biological systems to perform day to day tasks by doing the course on principles of synthetic biology offered by edX.
Medium of instructions English
Mode of learning Virtual Classroom
Mode of Delivery Video Based
Learning efforts 8-10 Hours Per Week
This course on synthetic biology covers all aspects of computer science, design, biochemistry, genetic engineering, engineering, and biology. This course brings all these subjects on the same platform and teaches you creative methods to solve your daily life issues in an innovative way. It covers the past, present, and upcoming scope of synthetic biology.
This course begins with a short introduction about itself and slowly changes its direction towards interesting and challenging concepts that occur in our routine. This fifteen-week advanced level course will help a candidate to design a personal biological regulatory circuit and its application in real life.
This course also covers the current construction being done by the biologists so that one can solve complex situations faced by him/her in real life. Few examples of such construction that this course intends to cover are toggle switches, basic oscillators, bandpass filters, and more circuits designed by them.
Official and verified certificates
Instructor-led course schedule
Certificate of completion by edX
- Video lectures
Course and certificate fees
Type of course
The fees for this course are budget-friendly. This course is a complete package and a very informative and one-time investment.
The cost for this course as mentioned on the website is Rs. 3,670 /-. No information as to taxes is given. A candidate is always advised to check the homepage for further information.
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Who it is for
There is no information given as to who can take up this course. However, they have certain limitations on the applicability of this course which is because though edX has received licenses from the U.S. office of foreign assets control (OFAC) to provide access to this course in these regions, it is not broad enough to allow access in all areas.
The restrictions are as follows:
Learners of Cuba cannot take up this course.
This course cannot be taken up by the student of Iran
The candidates of the Crimea region of Ukraine cannot apply for this course.
What you will learn
A course taker will have a clear concept of the following things after completing the course successfully:
Candidates will be able to design basic biological circuits that are essential in our daily lives.
Candidates will be taught modern techniques that will make DNA assembling easier.
Participants will be able to regulate gene expression and protein activity using the latest techniques taught in this course.
Candidates will be able to create large scale biological circuits and regulatory networks by studying the principles required.
Candidates will learn basic ode modeling of biological systems with Matlab.
Participants will be introduced to cello a genetic circuit design automation software.
This course will teach the candidate principles required to scale up to large scale biological circuits and regulatory networks.
A candidate can enrol in this course without any fuss. Follow the steps given below to get successful access to this course:
Step 1: Go to the home page of this course by clicking on the URL: https://www.edX.org/course/principles-of-synthetic-biology
Step 2: click on the 'enrol' option given in the centre of the page.
Step 3: enter your details by clicking on 'sign up'.
Step 4: create the new id password and save it for future use.
How it helps
The course on principles of synthetic biology offered by edX is open for all students interested in subjects relating to science. Since this course involves a variety of concepts that are very challenging it makes a candidate very active, aware, and develops a sense of responsibility and carefulness which helps the candidate in building a better focus in the future.
This course is basically designed to help a participant to learn certain concepts, technologies, and tricks that can make solving complex situations in life easy. The practical concepts in this course keep the course taker engaged and the real-life problems given in this course offer an experience that will help the candidate in the future.
This course at the international level develops self-confidence in the participant which is again very important for future purposes. The interaction with students across the country on the same platform gives a different learning experience altogether. This course is taught by faculties that have achieved great milestones in their own field.
Their teaching is in a way keeping in the mind the requirements of professional life in this field. This course will open doors for larger employment opportunities for the candidate. It is a course where the learner will keep learning and experimenting with new things daily and grasp all important concepts required in synthetic biology.
This new, innovative course has a huge demand both between course takers and employers. It is an upcoming field that has a huge scope in the future.
The payment to be made for this course is the online mode. You can enter your card details and pay the fee for this course.
The candidate can contact their 24*7 support system. Below on the homepage, they have the option to contact us. They have certain questions that need to be answered by the candidate. You can type your query in the box given by them and submit it then.
The certificate provided by them is verified and official. It is shareable on your cv or LinkedIn profile.
The instructors for this course are Mr. Adam Arkin, the dean at UC Berkeley, and Mr. Ron Weiss, professor at MIT.
This is a very novel, creative, and involving course. It is meant to solve our issues in our daily lives in a very easy and smart way. Since our life is full of challenges, certain innovations are necessary to make work easy. This course brings in light such innovations and aims to make life easy.
Actually, no. Candidates can always find a job with high pay matching their profile.
This course is in English and has subtitles in English.
No such information is provided by them. The candidates can refer to the website anytime to check if there is any information or updates regarding this.
The course covers certain principles of DNA assembling, techniques to design basic biological circuits, introduction to cello will be given, and much more.
edX focuses on imparting knowledge to every part of the world. Their aim is to teach in a very enhanced way. They are on a software platform that brings all the best universities and faculties on the same stage and creates courses for everyone, everywhere.
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