From Soft Matter to Synthetic Biology

winter term 2020/2021
Lecturer: Falko Ziebert and Kerstin Göpfrich
Link to LSF
20 participants

--- Registration opens on 05.10.20, 12:00 ---

NOTE: This seminar will be online. We will meet on heiCONF on 03.11.20, at 15:00 (3:00 pm) for a first meeting (the heiCONF-link will be sent to you, if you are registered, a few days in advance).

In that meeting, we will explain the technical details, give a short introduction in the topic of the seminar, and we will distribute the subjects of the talks. 

Falko Ziebert & Kerstin Göpfrich

Tentative topics:

part 1: fundamentals

1) polymers

2) lipid membranes & compartments

3) liquid crystals

4) colloids, stabilisation & electrostatics

5) complex mechanical response

6) microfluidics

7) intro nonequilibrium thermodynamics

part 2: complexity & synthetic biology

8) creating compartments

9) creating motility (i.e. self-sustained motion)

10) soft robotics

11) strategies for self-healing materials

12) patterning in space & time

13) DNA nanotech

14) DNA origami

15) 2D and 3D printing of biomaterials

16) synthetic cells

17) origin of life


Practice groups

From Soft Matter to Synthetic Biology
winter term 2020/2021
Ziebert Göpfrich
Link zum LSF
20 participants