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After you feel like you have a decent grasp on the field of synthetic biology, start looking at various iGEM wikis and see if you can understand what each team accomplished.
Navigating Academic Literature:
Eventually, you will develop the ability to analyze or refute various claims that research papers make.
Read this paper as well, if you wish to better understand how to read academic literature:
Relevant Academic Journals:
Important Synthetic Biology Publications:
Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George M. Church
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life by J. Craig Venter
Relevant Coursework at UC Davis:
BIS 101- Genes and Gene Expression
BIS 102- Structure and Function of Biomolecules
BIS 103- Bioenergetics and Metabolism
BIS 104- Cell Biology
MCB 121- Advanced Molecular Biology
BIM 142- Protein Engineering
BIM 143- Synthetic Biology
Relevant Lab Courses at UC Davis:
MCB 120L- Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory
MCB 160L- Principles of Genetics Laboratory
Other Useful Resources when working in the Lab: