User:Nkuldell:SB starter kit
Use this space as a scratch pad for your ideas and thoughts and experiences as we develop some teaching materials geared for SB starters (e.g. iGEM teams without resident synthetic biology community, or social scientists trying to understand technology that underlies the field).
The slate is still nearly blank, though I've seeded this sight with some organizational ideas....all subject to change and heavy editing.
- welcomes to synthetic biology
- two sentence overview of the field
- two sentence overview of goals of tutorial
- two sentence overview of how to use tutorial
Tab: Biology for Engineers
- culture celebrates understanding and description of natural world
- central dogma
- start with "this is a cell"
- unifying example to ground details?
Tab: Engineering for Biologists
- culture celebrates building things
- modular, interchangeable components
Tab: Lab techniques/Registry Starter kit
- mRFP cloning exampls
- might direct to Q/A from PoET/SB collaboration
- this may not need a tab or section of its own
Useful teaching resources already freely available
These books are online at ncbi (searchable, but not directly browseable):
- Tons of protocols at OpenWetWare
- Invitrogen iProtocols
- Quigen's Handbooks & protocols - be sure to check out the Bench Guide pdf under "General Molecular biology protocols"
- Current Protocols in Molecular Biology from Wiley InterScience
- Promega Guides
papers & presentations
- SB2.0 Webcasts
- Synthetic Biology seminars webcast from Berkeley
- Life Engineering Symposium webcasts (19-20 August 2005)
- Synthetic Biology articles in DSpace:
- Synthetic biology: new engineering rules for an emerging discipline. (Review Article)Mol. Syst. Biol. doi:10.1038/msb4100073
- Synthetic Biology readings listed at Davidson College
- Synthetic and Systems Biology - the new open-access journal, not yet launched
- DNAi - excellent interactive explanations of the science of basic molecular biology. For instance, check out the "Recombining DNA" animation under Manipulation->Techniques->Cutting & Pasting
- Registry Help page - start here!
- Teaching Resources at the iGEM wiki