Bio Academy offers education on the implications and applications of synthetic biology. Students with no experience in any of the fields thereof are encouraged to first gather some experience in a DIY bio lab, or via online courses, but there is no need for any official accreditation to sign up for the course.
You have to apply to the course by filling the online form and select a Node from the list of active and accepted Labs (nodes). Central Coordination will receive a notification of the application and will re-send the email that contains your profile to the Node you selected. Once the Node receives one or more applications, the Node’s Instructor will contact you to give you details about the lab and the implications of taking a course such as Bio Academy. In addition, they will assess your profile to understand if you are a suitable candidate for the course. Each Node/Fab Lab establishes their own selection criteria.
Once your pass the Selection Process, the Instructor or Node coordinator will inform Central Coordination, who will send accepted students a mail, wilt an Acceptance Letter. The letter will contain the details of the program and payment instructions. Application / Acceptance cycles should not be longer than one month. After you receive your Acceptance letter you have 2 weeks to confirm your seat by paying a Deposit. Find the details on payment on the fees page.
Global lectures happen on Wednesdays at 9:00 AM EST, and last for approximately 3 hours. During the classes, professors from divers Universities and companies both present and explain the content of the class, and also review the work of the students. In addition to the classes, there are some Recitations that are help on Mondays 9:00 AM EST. These are content driven lectures related to the weekly assignments.