Stanford School of Engineering




Gain a fundamental understanding of genetic engineering principles and how they can be applied towards new challenges in the biotechnology industry. Optimize chemical transformations within the cell to produce valuable substances such as biofuels, vaccines, and consumer products. Examine the governmental regulations and ethics surrounding hot topic issues such as cloning, stem cells and genome sequencing.


Chemical Principles (Stanford Course: CHEM31) and Calculus (Stanford Course: MATH41) or equivalents

Topics include

  • Cell culture
  • Protein production
  • Polymerase chain reactions
  • Viruses and gene therapy
  • Pharmaceutical development

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