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CPSC Synbio PhD Summer School

2018-08-20 - 2018-08-24

Course contents

The course will aim at a well-rounded presentation of synthetic biology through the discussion of selected topics across the DNA-RNA-protein-metabolite spectrum. Examples of topics are:

  • DNA: Gene circuits and genome editing
  • RNA: The long reach of non-coding RNA
  • Protein: Protein degradation by design
  • Metabolite: Transport engineering and retrobiosynthesis
  • Special theme: Expanding the genetic code

The academic discussions will be complemented by a discussion on intellectual property rights and a visit to a local industry.


1500 DKK (200 Euro)


Invited international speakers:

  • Jason Chin, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
  • Kristala Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Holger Puchta, Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Nathan Lord, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Nico Dissmeyer, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle, Germany

The international speakers will be joined by a selected group of experts from UCPH, including the four CPSC Young Investigators (Stephan Wenkel, Mathias Pribil, Fernando Geu-Flores and Sebastian Marquardt).

Learning outcome

After taking the course, the PhD students will be able to:

  • Recognize the wide range of research fields currently applying the concepts of synthetic biology
  • Mention a number of specific applications of synthetic biology
  • Recognize the importance of intellectual property rights in the continuous development of the field
  • Start applying the concepts of synthetic biology to their own PhD projects


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University of Copenhagen
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