From Soft Matter to Synthetic Biology

summer term 2023
Lecturer: Göpfrich Ziebert
Link to LSF
16 participants

We will start this seminar with a meeting on Tue 18.04. at 16:30-18:00 (place: Gulden room at MPI-MR), where we will explain the technical details, give a short introduction into the topic of the seminar, and where we will distribute the subjects of the talks.

Your seminar talks will then be given in blocks of 4-5 talks in the middle and towards the end of the semester (possible dates will be discussed in the first meeting)

Falko Ziebert & Kerstin Göpfrich

Possible 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
summer term 2023
Göpfrich Ziebert
Link zum LSF
16 participants