Through the course, the students will achieve a deep knowledge in the field of synthetic biology.
After the course the student should be able to:
Structure of genetic material as well as expression and regulation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems, including their viruses. Advanced biotechnological methods comprising cloning, mutagenesis, PCR technology, synthesis of nucleic acids and DNA sequence determination. Experimental characterization of structural and functional properties of biomolecules. Bioinformatic analysis and characterization of genes and biomolecules. Basic theoretical and computational modeling of replicating systems. Laboratory highlighting BioBrick cloning as a methodology in synthetic biology. Ethical aspects.
The course consists of lectures, seminars, labs and literature-based tutorials, all of which are compulsory.
Sections: Laboratory 5 hp; Tutorials and student presentations 1 hp; Theory 4 hp
The Laboratory section requires lab performance according to written and oral guidelines. Active discussion and an oral presentation of a topic is required for the tutorials and student presentations section. The theory is examined through written and/or oral exam.