From the official webpage: Bio Academy is a Synthetic Biology Program directed by George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard medical school. The Bio Academy is a part of the growing Academy of (almost) Anything, or the Academany.
It's a 15 week experimental course covering the major Synthetic Biology applications today.
HTGAA course 2017
2017 is the first year that the course is being taken by students at Hackuarium. The course is being followed by Daniel Hernandez and Thomas Jordan.
Course page: http://bio.fabcloud.io/2017/ This includes all the weekly lectures and homework discussions in the left-hand sidebar. At the bottom there are additional learning resources.
Hackuarium Course Page: http://bio.fabcloud.io/hackuarium_2017/
Weekly topics / Experiments
wk2: Bio Design / Plasmid digest
Theory class: George Church spoke about the capacity to modify biological material/organisms. Lab Task: Design and verify restriction digest of a circular DNA plasmid by gel electrophoresis. Compare your experimental result with what you would predict from the plasmid map. Link to weekly page: http://bio.fabcloud.io/2017/bio_design.html
The protocol designed for this experiment is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Rs1ElrSjuLlmIEhpxZ6856ivZJBkXE4BnWnDYquZZ0w/edit?usp=sharing