Current Research Topics in Synthetic Biology 2

This module will re-evaluate the engineering mantra in the biological domain and its expansion to organisational levels beyond cellular circuits. In the former domain, the focus will be on the relation between evolutionary dynamics and engineering. In the latter domain, we will discuss engineering at the level of microbial communities, tissues, and plants. Delivery will be by conventional lectures, discussion sessions, reference to the literature and MATLAB/pen and paper exercises.