May 11, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BS 850 - Metabolic Engineering

This course examines the field of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Students will gain an understanding of the techniques utilized in this field, including pathway and strain construction, balancing of mass and energy in a microbial system, and metabolic network analysis. An emphasis will be placed on how these techniques have been used to improve production of important compounds such as primary metabolites (e.g., ethanol), antibiotics (e.g., penicillin), and various other enzymes and peptides.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: BS 764 or permission of instructor)

Credits: 3