This is a draft list of research topics that the SynBERC Parts Thrust is considering for support.
Please contribute & edit with impunity.
We need to get the set of topics correct and then organize ourselves (and anybody else who wants) around getting the work done.
1. Parts collection, registry
2. Parts characterization
3. Parts engineering
- a. New function
- b. Tune strength, timing
- c. Orthogonal, composable function
- d. Develop general methods for part redesign
II. Part Families
- repressors, DNA binding proteins
- mRNA procesing
- Targeting sequences
- protein binding
- small molecule ligand binding
- light sensing
- Protein-protein interactions (orthogonal set)
Phosphorylation logic control
- Docking motifs
- YAC components
- Transposon components