Synthetic biology: Putting synthesis into biology

Special Seminar - Univ. Marburg, FB Chemie und MPI Marburg

  • Datum: 22.06.2018
  • Uhrzeit: 15:00
  • Vortragende(r): Prof. Dr. Huimin Zhao
  • University of Illinois, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Ort: Uni Marburg, FB Chemie
  • Raum: Lecture hall C
  • Gastgeber: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reetz, Dr. Tobias Erb
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Synthetic biology is the design of novel or improved biological systems using engineering principles. It is a rapidly growing area with broad applications in medical, chemical, food, and agricultural industries. In this talk, I will briefly discuss the challenges and opportunities in synthetic biology and highlight our recent work in the development and application of novel foundational synthetic biology tools. Specifically, I will introduce three interrelated stories, including: (1) development of the Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing (iBioFAB) for next-generation synthetic biology applications; (2) development of new strategies and tools for discovery of novel natural products from genomes and metagenomes; and (3) development of genome-scale engineering tools for rapid metabolic engineering applications.

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