Germany, Straubing

Synthetic Biology: Current concepts and tools for strain development

when 11 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 580

Concepts from molecular, systems and synthetic biology and engineering will have to be combined for the development of efficient biotechnological processes. The summer school was devised to familiarize both biologists and engineers with relevant molecular biological methods and modeling and engineering tools from systems and synthetic biology. The courses on current topics, given by young experts, consist of lectures, workshops and tutorials for hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools:

• Basic and Novel Cloning and Genetic Engineering Techniques (Golden Gate, Aqua Cloning, CRISPR/Cas9)
• Tools for Synthetic Biology (NGS, Minimal Cells, Chassis Organisms, High Throughput Screening and Automatization)
• Metabolic Engineering and Industrial Bioprocesses in the Age of Synthetic Biology (Synthetic Circuits, Omics Technologies)
• Systems Biology for Strain Optimization and Characterization (Modelling and Statistics)
• Synthetic Enzymatic Cascades and Pathway Design (in-vitro Reaction Cascades)

There will be ample opportunity for networking and a visit to the gene synthesis site of Thermo Fisher Scientific/Geneart GmbH in Regensburg.

Course leader

Dr.-Ing. Jochen Schmid, TU München

Target group

biologists, engineers

Course aim

The summer school was devised to familiarize both biologists and engineers with relevant methods and tools from systems and synthetic biology for metabolic engineering and bioprocess development.

Fee info

EUR 580: PhD and other students
incl. course materials, certificate of attendance, lunch, snacks and coffee breaks
EUR 680: university
incl. course materials, certificate of attendance, lunch, snacks and coffee breaks