20.109(F07):Module 2

From OpenWetWare

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(New page: {{Template:20.109(F07)}} <div style="padding: 10px; width: 640px; border: 5px solid #666699;"> ==Module 1== '''Instructors:''' Drew Endy and Natalie Kuldell '''TA:''' In this...)
Line 3: Line 3:
<div style="padding: 10px; width: 640px; border: 5px solid #666699;">
<div style="padding: 10px; width: 640px; border: 5px solid #666699;">
-
==Module 1==
+
==Module 2==
-
'''Instructors:''' [[Drew Endy]] and [[Natalie Kuldell]]
+
'''Instructors:''' [[Natalie Kuldell]] and [[Agi Stachowiak]]
'''TA:'''  
'''TA:'''  
-
In this experiment, we will consider the genome of a virus, namely the bacteriophage M13. M13 is a self-assembling nano-machine with a compact genome that has been optimized by evolution to commandeer its bacterial host. Approximately 1000 new viruses are generated from a single infection event.  Imagine harnessing this production. What could we build and what  natural processes could we better understand? One approach we’ll take is to modify the existing genome in a subtle but useful way, namely by adding a peptide-tag that can be presented on the bacteriophage coat. We’ll examine how this modification affects the coat protein’s expression and overall phage production. Another approach we’ll take is to start from scratch, undertaking a full throttle redesign of the bacteriophage genome. We’ll employ a commercial DNA synthesis company to compile the redesigned genomic program and then we’ll see if it encoded infective M13 and if the genome of the bacterial host affects bacteriophage production. Through these investigations we’ll ask: is nature’s M13 genome “perfect” or can we do better? 
+
In this experiment, we will consider  
-
[[Image:Macintosh HD-Users-nkuldell-Desktop-GnmEng coverart S07.jpg|thumb|500px|center|M13-coated coli from M. Russel<br> Map of M13 genome from M. Blaber]]
+
[[Image:Macintosh_HD-Users-nkuldell-Desktop-sprinkler.jpg|400px|center]]
-
[[20.109(S07):Start-up genome engineering | Module 1 Day 1: Start-up genome engineering]]<br>
 
-
[[20.109(S07): Agarose gel electrophoresis| Module 1 Day 2: Agarose gel electrophoresis]]<br>
 
-
[[20.109(S07): DNA ligation and bacterial transformation| Module 1 Day 3: DNA ligation and bacterial transformation]]<br>
 
-
[[20.109(S07): Examine candidate clones| Module 1 Day 4: Examine candidate clones]]<br>
 
-
[[20.109(S07): Western analysis| Module 1 Day 5: Western analysis]]<br>
 
-
[[20.109(S07): Probe western| Module 1 Day 6: Probe western]]<br>
 
-
direct link to [[20.109%28S07%29:_Genome_engineering_essay]]<br>
 
-
direct link to [[20.109:Module 1:RefactorM13| M13 refactoring workpage]]<br>
 
-
direct link to [http://parts.mit.edu/r/parts/partsdb/part_info.cgi?part_name=BBa_M1307| hard info for BBa_M1307]
 
-
[[20.109(S07): TA's notes for module 1| TA notes, mod 1]]
+
 
 +
 
 +
 
 +
[[20.109(F07): TA's notes for module 2| TA notes, mod 2]]

Revision as of 10:46, 29 May 2007

20.109(F07): Laboratory Fundamentals of Biological Engineering

Home        People        Schedule Fall 2007        Assignments        Lab Basics        OWW Basics       
Genome Engineering        Expression Engineering        Biomaterials Engineering              

Module 2

Instructors: Natalie Kuldell and Agi Stachowiak

TA:

In this experiment, we will consider



TA notes, mod 2
Personal tools