Synthetic Biology 1
Synthetische Biologie 1

Course 0000003699 in WS 2016/7

General Data

Course Type Lecture
Semester Weekly Hours 2 SWS
Organisational Unit Bio-Nano Technology and Bio-Electronics
Lecturers Friedrich Simmel
Dates Thursday, 10:00–12:00

Assignment to Modules

Further Information

Courses are together with exams the building blocks for modules. Please keep in mind that information on the contents, learning outcomes and, especially examination conditions are given on the module level only – see section "Assignment to Modules" above.

additional remarks - Historical Introduction - Foundations of Synthetic Biology- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Gene expression and gene regulation, Signaling, Metabolism, Nonlinear dynamics, Stochastic gene expression - Technology for Synthetic Biology: Biochemical tools Cloning, Recombineering, Genome engineering & editing, Sequencing, Rational design vs. Evolution, Microfluidic techniques - In vitro and cell-free synthetic biology: Bionanoscience, Cell-free biotechnology, Artificial cells, Artificial life - Minimal cells: Reduced genomes, orthogonal chemistries, expanding the genetic code - Synthetic regulatory circuits: Bacterial computation, Memory, Bacterial communication, pattern formation, etc., RNA synthetic biology Engineering issues, metabolic engineering and applications will follow in part 2
Links E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)
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Equivalent Courses (e. g. in other semesters)

WS 2015/6 Synthetic Biology 1 Simmel, F. Thursday, 10:00–12:00

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