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Synthetic Biology


Please contact the responsible assistant Dimo Brockhoff if you have questions or remarks.

Course number 151-0924-00L Lecture Thu 9-11 (ML H41.1)
Lecturers Prof. Dr. Sven Panke
Prof. Dr. Jörg Stelling
Prof. Dr. Eckart Zitzler
Exercises Thu 11-12 (ML H41.1)
    Start February 19, 2009 (Lecture)
Assistant Dimo Brockhoff   March 5, 2009 (Exercises)


The lectures studies a rational engineering for biology, in particular, the design of novel genetic circuits and is divided into four parts:

The overall goal of the course is to enable students with either an engineering or a biological background to design genetic circuits along a formalized procedure starting with an abstract design procedure and developing this until the DNA-level. The course contains a crash course on molecular biology laboratory procedures and an introduction into biological and design fundamentals. The main part of the course requires the students to design their own circuit.

Teaching Objectives

Students will be able to design genetic circuits and have acquired the fundamentals to participate in the international iGEM competition.

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In the password protected download area, we provide the lecture slides as well as the exercise sheets and related material for all students with N-ETHZ account (sometimes, the password needs to be entered twice).


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