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What is synthetic biology?


Imperial College iGEM team documentary (50 min)

E. chromi

Recent/Upcoming Meetings

New Topics

Algal biofuels

DNA computation / nanomachines

  1. Langecker M, Arnaut V, Martin TG, List J, Renner S, Mayer M, Dietz H, and Simmel FC. . pmid:23161995. PubMed HubMed [Langecker]
    DNA origami to design functional structures

Spider Goats

"Spider Goats" - synthetic silk production. Video -

Pathogen synthesis

  1. Cello J, Paul AV, and Wimmer E. . pmid:12114528. PubMed HubMed [Cello2002]
    Polio virus

  2. Herfst S, Schrauwen EJ, Linster M, Chutinimitkul S, de Wit E, Munster VJ, Sorrell EM, Bestebroer TM, Burke DF, Smith DJ, Rimmelzwaan GF, Osterhaus AD, and Fouchier RA. . pmid:22723413. PubMed HubMed [Herfst2012]
    AIrborne H5N1

  3. Russell CA, Fonville JM, Brown AE, Burke DF, Smith DL, James SL, Herfst S, van Boheemen S, Linster M, Schrauwen EJ, Katzelnick L, Mosterín A, Kuiken T, Maher E, Neumann G, Osterhaus AD, Kawaoka Y, Fouchier RA, and Smith DJ. . pmid:22723414. PubMed HubMed [Russell2012]
    AIrborne H5N1

All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

Airborne H5N1 publication debate

Riboswitches / Aptamer Biosensors

  1. Davidson ME, Harbaugh SV, Chushak YG, Stone MO, and Kelley-Loughnane N. . pmid:23092157. PubMed HubMed [Russell2012]
    DNT/TNT riboswitch

  2. Ehrentreich-Förster E, Orgel D, Krause-Griep A, Cech B, Erdmann VA, Bier F, Scheller FW, and Rimmele M. . pmid:18504560. PubMed HubMed [Ehrentreich2008]
    TNT aptamer

  3. Stojanovic MN, de Prada P, and Landry DW. . pmid:11457319. PubMed HubMed [Stojanovic2001]
    Cocaine aptamer biosensor

  4. Stojanovic MN and Landry DW. . pmid:12175205. PubMed HubMed [Stojanovic2002]
    Cocaine aptamer biosensor, next iteration

All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

Gene Therapy

Spermless Mosquitos Mate without Offspring

  1. Thailayil J, Magnusson K, Godfray HC, Crisanti A, and Catteruccia F. . pmid:21825136. PubMed HubMed [Thailayil2011]

Topic Updates


  1. Temme K, Zhao D, and Voigt CA. . pmid:22509035. PubMed HubMed [Temme2012]
    Refactoring Nitrogen fixation gene cluster

Ancestral Sequence Reconstruction




Other synthetic biology courses

Notable iGEM Projects

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