Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Scientific project design in synthetic biology (iGEM)

BIO-318

Enseignant(s) :

Deplancke Bart
Grisoni-Neupert Barbara
Maerkl Sebastian

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

Only a limited number of students will be selected (max. 12) based on their application file. Selection of team participants is highly competitive (February 2017). Participants of iGEM team 2017 will register on IS-Academia in BA6/MA3.

Summary

An interdisciplinary EPFL student team will design and build genetic circuits with novel functionalities. Students learn to develop a project and carry it out to completion in a concrete manner. Their creativity and critical thinking are highly encouraged.

Content

The first part of the course consists of a broad introduction to genetic engineering, synthetic biology, computational biology, and related fields. During this time, students will brainstorm potential projects, from which one will be selected. The team will then model and ultimately build the proposed genetically engineered machine in the wet-lab portion of the project during the summer. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the course, students with a wide variety of backgrounds will constitute the team and therefore facilitate information and knowledge exchange amongst team members.
A purely bioinformatic iGEM track is also available, generating the possibility to have a second, smaller team work solely on computational and bioinformatic aspects of genetic engineering either as a stand-alone team or in conjunction with the applied project.

 

Important remark: Only a limited number of spots will be available each year and we expect a highly competitive process for selecting team participants.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

Written report and oral presentation.

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand