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163 Introduction to Biomolecular Engineering
units (3-0-6); first term
Prerequisites: Bi/Ch 110 or instructor's
permission. The course introduces rational
design and evolutionary methods for engineering
functional protein and nucleic acid systems.
Rational design topics include molecular
modeling, positive and negative design
paradigms, simulation and optimization of
equilibrium and kinetic properties, design of
catalysts, sensors, motors and circuits.
Evolutionary design topics include evolutionary
mechanisms and tradeoffs, fitness landscapes,
directed evolution of proteins, and metabolic
pathways. Instructors: Arnold, Pierce.
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