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Contents

20.385: Advanced Topics in Synthetic Biology

Assignments

Homework dropbox is here

Part 1: Readings

  • Paper 1 (10%)
  • Paper 2 (15%)
  • Response record (20%): your thoughts about the papers you don't present.
  • Participation in class discussions (5%): your thoughtful questions and ideas during the presentations of others

Instructions for these assignment are here

Part 2: Team Mentoring

  • Progress and Mentoring Reports (30%): one page summaries of your freshman team's work and dynamics
  • Team's project average (15%): based on the grade for the 3 major assignments submitted by your freshman team
  • Instructor Leverage (5%): discretionary adjustment by NK

Instructions for these assignments are here

Reading Schedule

Discussions will be 1 hour long during Wednesday 2-5 studio block

26-152

TOPIC DATE Discussion leader(s) Discussion paper(s) Related paper(s) to enjoy
Preview of 20.385 Wed Feb 2 Natalie Kuldell preview of 20.385 before next week read
  1. The promise of synthetic biology
    Pleiss,J.
    DOI:10.1007/s00253-006-0664-3
  2. Two ‘What if' experiments
    Ptashne, M.
    PMID: 15055587
  3. Build Artificial
    Brent, R.
    PMID: 15055588
Parts™ Wed Feb 9 Natalie Kuldell
ppt is here
Turning lambda Cro into a transcriptional activatorBushman FD, Ptashne M.Cell. (1988) Jul 15;54(2):191-7.
PMID: 2968842
Improving the Lac System for Synthetic Biology
Penumetcha, P., et al. Bios (2011) 81(1):7-15.
pdf
Transcription-based Logic Devices
Wed Feb 16 Pei-Ann, Jessica Environmental signal integration by a modular AND gate
Anderson JC, Voigt C, Arkin, AP Molecular systems biology (2007) 3:133
PMID: 17700541
A synthetic oscillatory network of transcriptional regulators
Elowitz, MB, and Leibler, S. Nature (2000) 403,

335–338
PMID: 10659856
Construction of a genetic toggle switch in Escherichia coli
Gardner TS, et al.Nature(2000) 403, 339–342
PMID: 10659857

Protein Design: directed evolution
Wed Feb 23 Yuan, Amber De Novo Designed Proteins from a Library of Artificial Sequences Function in Esherichia Coli and Enable Cell Growth
Fisher MA, et al. PLoS One (2011)6(1):e15364
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015364
Directed evolution of recombinase specificity by split gene reassembly
Gersbach, CA, et al. NAR (2010) 38(12): 4198-4206-1543
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkq125
RNA Engineering
Wed Mar 2 Andrew, Tina Reprogramming Cellular Behavior with RNA Controllers Responsive to Endogenous Proteins
Culler, SJ, Hoff, KG, Smolke, CD. Science (2010) 330:1251-1255
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192128
The Case for RNA
Chang, CL, Arkin AP. Science (2010) 330:1185-1186
DOI: 10.1126/science.1199495
Tuning the system: Network Composition
Wed Mar 10
after 3 ideas presentations
Colin, Raven A modular positive feedback-based gene amplifier Nistala GJ et al. JBE (2010) 4:4
DOI: 10.1186/1754-1611-4-4
A fast, robust and tunable synthetic gene oscillator
Stricker, J. et al. Nature (2008) 456, 516–519
PMID: 18971928
(re)Programming Systems
Wed Mar 16 Patrick Highly Efficient Reprogramming to Pluripotency and Directed Differentiation of Human Cells with Synthetic Modified mRNA Warren L, et al. Cell Stem Cell (2010) 7:618-630
DOI:10.1016/j.stem.2010.08.012
Reprogramming bacteria to seek and destroy an herbicide
Sinha, J. et al. Nature Chemical Biology (2010)6: 464–470
doi:10.1038/nchembio.369
Spring Break Mar 21-25 No class all week
DNA construction and editing technologies
Wed Mar 30 Programming cells by multiplex genome engineering and accelerated evolution
Wang HH, et al. Nature (2009) Aug 13;460(7257):894-8.
PMID: 19633652
Single-step assembly of a gene and entire plasmid from large numbers of oligodeoxyribonucleotides
Stemmer WP, et al. Gene (1995) 164(1):49-53
PMID: 7590320
Measurement technologies
Wed Apr 6
after tech spec review
Nascent transcript sequencing visualizes transcription at nucleotide resolutionChurchman LS and Weissman JS.Nature (2011)469:368-373 DOI: 10.1038/nature09652 Measuring the activity of BioBrick promoters using an in vivo reference standard
Kelly J, et al. Journal of Biological Engineering (2009) 3:4
doi:10.1186/1754-1611-3-4
Chassis
Wed Apr 13 Study of messenger RNA inactivation and protein degradation in an Escherichia coli cell-free expression system
Shin J, and Noireaux, V. JBE (2010) 4:9
DOI: 10.1186/1754-1611-4-9
Emergent properties of reduced-genome Escherichia coli.
Pósfai G, et al. Science.(2006)312(5776):1044-6.
PMID: 16645050
Signal Connectivity
Wed Apr 20 Rewiring the specificity of two-component signal transduction systems
Skerker JM, et al. Cell (2008)133(6):1043-54.
PMID: 18555780
Tunable Signal Processing in Synthetic MAP Kinase Cascades
O'Shaughnessy, EC, et al. Cell(2011) 144:119-131
DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.12.014
Metabolic Engineering Wed Apr 27 Use of modular, synthetic scaffolds for improved production of glucaric acid in engineered E. coli.Moon TS et al. Metabolic Engineering (2010) 12: 298-305 (2010) PMID: 20117231 Production of the antimalarial drug precursor artemisinic acid in engineered yeast
Ro DK, et al. Nature (2006) 440, 940–943
PMID: 16612385
Cell Cell Communication/System Ecology Wed May 4 Robust multicellular computing using genetically encoded NOT gates and chemical 'wires'
Tamsir, a., Tabor, J.J., Voigt, C.A. Nature 2011 Jan 13;469:212-215.
DOI: 10.1038/nature09565
Division of logic labour
Li B and You L.Nature (2011) 469:171-172
DOI:10.1038/469171a
Property rights in synthetic biology Wed May 9?
after final presentations
Synthetic biology: caught between property rights, the public domain, and the commons
Rai A, Boyle J. PLoS Biol. (2007)5(3):e58
PMID: 17355173
Patents and Translational Research in Genomics
Kaye J, Hawkins N, and Taylor J. Nature Biotech (2007) 25(7): 739–741.doi: 10.1038/nbt0707-739.
Safety! Wed May 9?
after final presentations
Managing the unimaginable. Regulatory responses to the challenges posed by synthetic biology and synthetic genomics.
Samuel GN, Selgelid MJ, Kerridge I. EMBO reports (2009) 10(1):7-11.
DOI: 10.1038/embor.2008.232
Darwin’s Surprise: Why are evolutionary biologists bringing back extinct deadly viruses?
Michael Specter New Yorker article
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