New Enzymes by Directed Evolution

Discover and apply a range of technologies and techniques to generate, isolate, and enhance mutated bacterial proteins. Lectures and readings about protein structure, function and evolution are complemented by an extensive laboratory project in directed protein evolution that develops applicable research skills.  Special topics in protein engineering include gene mutations, ancestral protein reconstruction, and rational design of new enzymes. Explore additional topics by journal club and student presentations.

Prerequisites or Prior Knowledge

Undergraduate level biochemistry or molecular biology.