Sven Panke: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Sven Panke
FieldBioprocess Engineering
Address
Bioverfahrenstechnik, Panke
ETH Zürich, BSA M 740
Mattenstr. 26
4058 Basel
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 61 387 32 09
E-mailsven.panke@bsse.ethz.ch
DepartmentBiosystems Science and Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
636-0107-00LMicrobial Biotechnology
Does not take place this semester.
4 credits3GS. Panke
AbstractStudents 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.
ObjectiveStudents 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.
ContentThe 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 notesNotes will be provided in the forms of handouts.
LiteratureThe course will use selected parts of textbooks and then original scientific publications and reviews.
636-0507-00LSynthetic Biology II Restricted registration - show details
Students in the MSc Programme Biotechnology (Programme Regulation 2017) may select Synthetic Biology II instead of the Research Project 1.
8 credits4AS. Panke, Y. Benenson, J. Stelling
Abstract7 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).
ObjectiveThe 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.
ContentPresentations 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 notesHandouts during course
Prerequisites / NoticeThe 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.