One of the most promising strategies for successfully designing complex biomolecular functions is to exploit nature’s principles of evolution. This course provides an overview of the basics of molecular evolution as well as its experimental implementation. Current research problems in evolution-based biomolecular engineering will be used to illustrate principles in the design of biomolecules (i.e., protein engineering, RNA/DNA engineering), genetic circuits, and complex biological systems including cells.

Course instructor(s): 
Ostermeier