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Øvrige — The course will focus on "Synthetic Biology: From Pro- to Eukaryotic Systems". Synthetic biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re-)design and construction of novel biological and biologically-based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, drawing on principles elucidated from biology and engineering.
Date & Time:
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
University of Copenhagen
1871 Frederiksberg C
Copenhagen Plant Science Centre
1500 DKK (200 Euro)
Synthetic biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate design and construction of novel biological parts and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes.
By drawing on principles derived from both biology and engineering, synthetic biology addresses a range of societal needs, among them the truly sustainable production of high-value compounds (e.g. pharmaceuticals), commodity chemicals, and even fuels.
While the field initially developed in the model organisms E. coli and baker’s yeast, a wide variety of different prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms are currently being engineered in the lab. In particular, synthetic biology in plants holds great promise for the enhancement of the yield and nutritional value of crop plants, which is one of the great challenges of the 21st century.
The course will aim at a well-rounded presentation of synthetic biology through the discussion of selected topics across the DNA-RNA-protein-metabolite spectrum. Examples of topics are:
The academic discussions will be complemented by a discussion on intellectual property rights and a visit to a local industry.
Invited international speakers:
The international speakers will be joined by a selected group of experts from UCPH, including the four CPSC Young Investigators (Stephan Wenkel, Mathias Pribil, Fernando Geu-Flores and Sebastian Marquardt).
Time and place
20-24 August 2018 at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Thorvaldensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
1500 DKK (200 Euro)
After taking the course, the PhD students will be able to:
Fernando Geu-Flores (chair) and Sebastian Marquardt (vice-chair).
CPSC center coordinator Lene Rasmussen firstname.lastname@example.org
To register please go to the registration page.
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