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Synthetic Biology Lectures

Biological part characterisation and quality control

Instructor: Vincent Rouilly

Date: 21th February 2008

Venue: Room 1, Whiteleys Suite, RSC1 building.


  • importance of quality control and characterisation in Engineering (examples from electronic / mechanical systems)
  • Checking DNA integrity
  • BioBrick characterisation (promoter, RBS, Protein ...) + concept of a Registry of standard biological parts.
  • Review on BioBrick F2620 chacacterisation
  • Chassis characterisation (Imperial iGEM 2007)

Presentation Slides:

Resources / References :

  1. Bio FAB Group, Baker D, Church G, Collins J, Endy D, Jacobson J, Keasling J, Modrich P, Smolke C, and Weiss R. Engineering life: building a fab for biology. Sci Am. 2006 Jun;294(6):44-51. DOI:10.1038/scientificamerican0606-44 | PubMed ID:16711359 | HubMed [1]