In this month’s lecture we cover the basics of synthetic biology and possible future applications of advances in this rapidly emerging field.



Additional Learning Resources


  • Tavassoli, Ali (2010) Synthetic biology. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry824-28(doi:10.1039/b913300n). [PDF]
  • Andrianantoandro, E., Basu, S., Karig, D. K., & Weiss, R. (2006). Synthetic biology: new engineering rules for an emerging discipline. Molecular systems biology2(1). [LINK]
  • Luisi, P. L. (2006). The emergence of life: from chemical origins to synthetic biology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Church, G. M., Elowitz, M. B., Smolke, C. D., Voigt, C. A., & Weiss, R. (2014). Realizing the potential of synthetic biology. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology15(4), 289-294. [LINK]


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