Italy, Taormina

Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School

when 5 July 2015 - 9 July 2015
duration 1 week
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 550

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.
The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion course on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for doctoral students, early career researches and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Topics:
Genetic Engineering
Metabolic Engineering
Genome Design
Reading and Writing Genomes
Pathway Design
Synthetic Circuits and Cells
Biological CAD
Artificial Tissues and Organs
Genomically Recoded Organisms
Biological Design Automation
Genome Engineering
Cellular Systems Biology
Experimental Synthetic Biology
Computational Synthetic Biology
Stochastic Gene Regulation
Gene Signaling
Quantitative Molecular Biology
High-throughput Techniques
Biological Engineering
Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology

List of Speakers

Adam Arkin, University of California Berkeley, USA
Jef Boeke, New York University, USA
Angela DePace, Harvard University, USA
Forbes Dewey, MIT, USA
Paul Freemont, Imperial College London, UK
Karmella Haynes, Arizona State University, USA
Richard Kitney, Imperial College London, UK
Timothy Lu, MIT, USA
Philip Maini, Oxford University, UK
Steve Oliver, Cambridge University, UK
Greg Stephanopoulos, MIT, USA - TBC
Nicola Zamboni, ETH, Switzerland

More speakers will be announced soon!
Industrial Panel:

Zach Serber, Zymergen, Inc. USA

More speakers will be announced soon!

Course leader

School Directors
Jef D. Boeke, New York University, USA
Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
Mario Pavone, University of Catania, Italy
Giovanni Stracquadanio, University of Oxford, UK

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, research fellows and industrial professionals in synthetic biology, systems biology, metabolic engineering, biological sciences, molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetic engineering and bioengineering.

Course aim

The school will be open up to 100 qualified, motivated and selected students. Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, research fellows and industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be received before February 15, 2015. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by April 10, 2015.

Credits info

8 ECTS
The School will involve a total of 32 hours of lectures, the final achievement will be equivalent to 8 ECTS points (ECTS grading scale).

Fee info

EUR 550: School fees will be 550 EUR for undergraduate and graduate students. Fees will cover lectures, course materials, coffee breaks, social tours and Wi-Fi Internet Connection.
EUR 650: School fees will be 650 EUR for post-docs and research fellows and 750 EUR for all other participants. Fees will cover lectures, course materials, coffee breaks, social tours and Wi-Fi Internet Connection.