636-0507-00L  Synthetic Biology II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersS. Panke, Y. Benenson, J. Stelling
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentStudents in the MSc Programme Biotechnology may select Synthetic Biology II instead of the Research Project 1.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
636-0507-00 ASynthetic Biology II
Does not take place this semester.
Permission from lecturers required for all students.
4 hrsby appt.S. Panke, Y. Benenson, J. Stelling

Catalogue data

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.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersS. Panke, Y. Benenson, J. Stelling
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

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Restrictions

GeneralPermission from lecturers required for all students

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