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Synthetic Biology/ Marburg goes iGEM
(dt. Synthetische Biologie/ Marburg goes iGEM)

Level, degree of commitment Profile module, compulsory elective module
Forms of teaching and learning,
Seminar and recitation class „Introduction into and Current T,
180 hours (seminar and recitation class: 20 h Kurs: 20 h private study inkl. Vorbereitung and Ablegen der Prüfungen: 140 h)
Credit points,
formal requirements
6 CP
Course requirement(s):
Examination type: Presentation
English and German,
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program B.Sc. Biologie.
One semester,
each winter semester
Person in charge of the module's outline Bölker (V), Essen (V), Sourjik


In seminar

Discussion of current iGEM projects, presentation of current iGEMWikis, development of ''human practice'' contributions, discussion of current biobricks, brainstorming and design of a new iGEM project.

In the exercise.

What is Synthetic Biology? Primordial chemistry. Early chemical models for life. Chemical Biology. Biochemistry of pathway engineering. iGEM. Ethical and societal aspects.

In the course

As part of the preparation for participation in the iGEM competition in the fall, a joint project will be developed, an iGEM poster and an iGEM wiki will be created, and a presentation talk will be prepared. Contacts are to be established for the creation of a ''Human Practice'' project. In addition, the experiments and biobricks planned for the iGEMproject work in the summer semester are to be planned and prepared.

Qualification Goals

Introduction to the field of synthetic biology. Overview of current research topics in synthetic biology. Learning the basics of modeling biological systems. Design and presentation of an independent iGEM project.




Module imported from B.Sc. Biologie.

When studying B.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Minor subject Biology.

Recommended Reading

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