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Bio Academy



August 2016 – January 2017

Bio Academy is a Synthetic Biology Program directed by George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard medical school. Based on the 2015 alpha year course named How To Grow ‘Almost’ Anything, weekly lectures are delivered by a faculty comprising some of the worlds leading practitioners. Together with practical lab experience, the program explores frontiers of the emerging fields of Synthetic Biology, Genetics and Computational Biology.

Students view and participate in global lectures broadcasted every Wednesdays at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST. The lectures are recorded and available to students throughout the semester. In addition to the lectures, there are 2 / 3 lab days each week where students have access the lab equipment and personal help with projects. Each Lab will establish the schedule for these Lab days.

The program requires a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Academany faculty, who are leaders in their respective fields, provide global video lectures, supervise academic content, and guide research. Hands-on instruction in the labs is provided by instructors who supervise and evaluate Certificates, develop and disseminate instructional material, and assist with projects.

For more information visit Bio Academy webpage or email us at [email protected]