Spotlight on Science Meetings, Conferences and Events brings you information on the following event: Synthetic Biology
This course focuses on how the complexity of biological systems can be combined with traditional engineering approaches to result in new design principles for synthetic biology. The centerpiece of the course is an immersive laboratory experience in which students work in teams to learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings of synthetic biology research. Broadly, the course explores how cellular regulation (transcriptional, translational, post-translational, and epigenetic) can be used to engineer cells that accomplish well-defined goals. Laboratory modules cover the following areas: CRISPR technologies for genome editing and gene regulation; cell-free transcription and translation systems to characterize genetic circuits and RNA regulators; modeling gene expression using ordinary differential equations; and, high-throughput DNA assembly techniques and genetic design principles.
Students will first learn essential synthetic biology techniques in a four-day ‘bootcamp’ at the beginning of the course. Following the bootcamp, they will rotate through research projects in select areas. Students will also interact closely with a panel of internationally recognized speakers who will collectively provide a broad overview of synthetic biology applications, including renewable chemical production and therapeutics, state-of-the-art techniques, case studies in human practices, and socially responsible innovation.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Phone: (516) 367-8346
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to Monday, August 7, 2017