Synthetic Building Blocks and Modules
Synthetic Biology aims at designing biological parts, units and systems as well as redesigning existing natural biological parts, units and systems. This young interdisciplinary branch within Life Sciences might provide new tools to characterize and quantitatively analyze cell-to-cell variability in bacterial populations or multicellular environments. The first workshop within the CAS research focus "Single cells within the focus of Synthetic Biology" starts at the molecular level. Biologists, physicists and chemists will present and discuss new design concepts for building blocks (e.g. DNA, proteins) and functional modules (switching and control circuits).
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Sigurd Braun (LMU), Tim Liedl (LMU), Sander Tans (Delft), Julia Vorholt (Zürich).