Sven Panke: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Name||Prof. Dr. Sven Panke|
ETH Zürich, BSA M 740
|Telephone||+41 61 387 32 09|
|Department||Biosystems Science and Engineering|
Does not take place this semester.
|4 credits||3G||S. Panke|
|Abstract||Students of this course know and can evaluate modern methods of microbial biotechnology and enzyme technology and understand their relation to modern applications of microbial biotechnology.|
|Objective||Students of this course know and can evaluate modern methods of microbial biotechnology and enzyme technology and understand their relation to modern applications of microbial biotechnology.|
|Content||The course will cover in its main part selected fundamental and advanced topics and methodologies in microbial molecular biotechnology. Major topics include I) Microbial physiology of microbes (prokaryotes and selected fungi), II) Applications of Microbial Biotechnology, III) Enzymes - advanced kinetics and engineering, IV) Principles of in vivo directed evolution, V) System approaches to cell engineering/metabolic engineering, and VI) Trends in Microbial Biotechnology. The course is a mix of lectures and different exercise formats.|
|Lecture notes||Notes will be provided in the forms of handouts.|
|Literature||The course will use selected parts of textbooks and then original scientific publications and reviews.|
|636-0507-00L||Synthetic Biology II |
Students in the MSc Programme Biotechnology (Programme Regulation 2017) may select Synthetic Biology II instead of the Research Project 1.
|8 credits||4A||S. Panke, Y. Benenson, J. Stelling|
|Abstract||7 months biological design project, during which the students are required to give presentations on advanced topics in synthetic biology (specifically genetic circuit design) and then select their own biological system to design. The system is subsequently modeled, analyzed, and experimentally implemented. Results are presented at an international student competition at the MIT (Cambridge).|
|Objective||The students are supposed to acquire a deep understanding of the process of biological design including model representation of a biological system, its thorough analysis, and the subsequent experimental implementation of the system and the related problems.|
|Content||Presentations on advanced synthetic biology topics (eg genetic circuit design, adaptation of systems dynamics, analytical concepts, large scale de novo DNA synthesis), project selection, modeling of selected biological system, design space exploration, sensitivity analysis, conversion into DNA sequence, (DNA synthesis external,) implementation and analysis of design, summary of results in form of scientific presentation and poster, presentation of results at the iGEM international student competition (www.igem.org).|
|Lecture notes||Handouts during course|
|Prerequisites / Notice||The final presentation of the project is typically at the MIT (Cambridge, US). Other competing schools include regularly Imperial College, Cambridge University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, Princeton Universtiy, CalTech, etc.|
This project takes place between end of Spring Semester and beginning of Autumn Semester. Registration in April.
Please note that the number of ECTS credits and the actual work load are disconnected.