Profile module: "International Competition on Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) - profile module" (12 C, 14 WLH) [M.Bio.110]

Learning outcome, core skills: The students acquire the basic concepts of synthetic biology. They are familiar with the principles of using biobricks. They know how to design, develop, produce and evaluate biobricks in the framework of an applied project.
The students learn how to apply microbiological, biochemical and genetic methods, among them molecular cloning, protein expression and analysis, reporter gene analysis as well as fluorescence microscopy by applying these methods during their project.

Examination requirements Self-organized practical teamwork to solve a scientific project. Presentation of the results at national and international level. The students will present their project at the european iGEM meeting.

1. Seminar: »Advances in Synthetic biology« (2 WLH),
2. Practical course: »iGEM« (12 WLH)

Examination: Presentation (ca. 30 minutes)
Prerequisite for examination: regular and active participation in the practical work, seminars and public relations.

Selection options

Admission requirements
at least one core module

Recommended previous knowledge

Course frequency: Academic Term
irrgeular, April - October

1 semester


Maximum number of students

360 h (196/164 h, Attendance time /Self-study time)

Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Jörg Stülke