The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)/iBiology synthetic biology course is a series of talks about synthetic biology. It covers general principles, technical challenges, current research, and ethical issues in synthetic biology research. This course is based on the EMBO Synthetic Biology in Action Course, which was held at the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany over two weeks in June 2015. In addition to the faculty lectures, there are five videos created by the graduate student and post-doc course participants where they describe and demonstrate the lab portion of the course.
What is Synthetic Biology?
What are the Technical and Conceptual Hurdles?
Current Research in Synthetic Biology
- Engineering Microbes to Solve Global Challenges: Jay Keasling
- Programming Living Bacteria: Chris Voigt
- Building Cell Signaling Networks: Wendell Lim
- Mechanistic Insights into Engineered Riboswitches: Beatrix Suess
- Cyborg-ization of Soil Bacteria: Victor de Lorenzo
- Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology of Yeast: Jens Nielsen
Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology
Practicals in Synthetic Biology
About the course
Dr. Victor de Lorenzo (Centro Nacional de Biotecnología), Dr. Jacqueline Dreyer-Lamm (EMBL), Dr. Sarah Goodwin (iBiology), and Dr. Ron Vale (iBiology/UCSF/HHMI) were the course directors for this collaboration. Video production was care of the Photolab team at EMBL (Claudiu Grozea, Marietta Schupp, and Doros Panayi) and iBiology (Eric Kornblum). EMBO funded the production of this course.