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Synthetic Biology

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Although bio-molecules like proteins, DNA or lipids originate from cells that have undergone evolution they evidently can also be employed – through biosystems engineering – to build artificial multi-component complexes that may additionally involve non-biological materials, such as artificial vesicles. At the other extreme, synthetic biosystems include microorganisms or plant cells with re-designed cellular networks for streamlined biotechnological processes or the production of valuable secondary metabolites. Our group develops in vitro technologies and designs synthetic biology strategies to establish synthetic biosystems for future applications in protein production and the generation of biofuels.

For more information contact Prof. B. Müller-Röber Dr. Lena Hochrein.

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