TRAINING SCHOOL

Basic laboratory techniques in Synthetic Biology.

8 - 12 March 2021 | Virtual

 

Course Overview

Synthetic Biology has evolved to a cutting-edge technology with a range of applications in a variety of aspects such as health and agriculture. The next generation of Synthetic Biology researchers need to be equipped with basic knowledge on the core elements of SynBio research aiming to transform the scientific landscape of the future.

During this free online course, through the combination of theory and practicals, you will have the opportunity to dive into the basic methods used in Synthetic Biology research as well as discover their applications on the field of agriculture. This educational course will focus on covering the core principles of cloning strategies, exploitation of CRIPSR/Cas9 technology as well as protein expression and purification. Finally, you will be introduced in metagenomics and its usage in environmental samples.

About Training Schools

OMIC-Engine has developed specialised Training Schools covering a range of Synthetic Biology technologies and applications. These educational courses aim to promote interdisciplinary collaboration, attract new scientists, and research groups and in parallel showcase the potential of Synthetic Biology in the industry sector.

 

Who is this course for?

The current educational course is designed for PhD students, advanced PhD students and postdoctoral researchers that are members of the Greek academic community with a background in Biology, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Microbiology, Agriculture and any related scientific field.

 

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish the role and the methods behind different cloning strategies.

  • Pick and design the most suitable cloning strategy in order to achieve a final experimental goal.

  • Design and analyse single guide RNAs (sgRNA) for exploiting the CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

  • Analyse the results of a CRISPR/Cas9 experiment.

  • Design protein expression, purification, and crystallisation experiments.

  • Design and screen a Metagenomic library.

 

What resources do I need?

The practicals of the course will include the use of specific open access software that is freely available on the Internet. All the appropriate course material will be distributed to all accepted participants prior to course commencement.

 

Virtual Course Format

The Training School is composed of four modules, which will involve lectures on theoretical background, practicals as well as demonstration of case studies. During the course, trainers will be available to provide support, answer questions, and further explain the analysis.

More information, regarding the course’s online participation, will be available soon.

 

Programme

The Training School will be held virtually, on 8 – 12 March 2021.

Please note that all timings are given in Eastern European Time (EET).

Please check this page regularly for additional information and any updates in the programme.

Module 1

Cloning Strategies in Synthetic Biology

Module 2

CRISPR/Cas9

Technology

Module 3

Protein Expression & Purification

Module 4

Metagenomic Analysis in environmental samples

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Application

Applications are now closed!

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Additional Information

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on their scientific background and research excellence. We also particularly encourage applications from researchers who might want to move into the field of Synthetic Biology. The organisers as well as the OMIC-Engine’s scientific committee, will collaborate to make the selection aiming to maximize diversity and inclusivity.

All participants are asked to fully engage with the whole programme, enabling the best environment for networking, developing new collaborations and extending the state-of-the art for Synthetic Biology research.

Spaces are limited (we have a maximum of 20 participants).

Fees

Course registration and participation is FREE, thanks to the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

Language of instruction & material

 

The Training School will be conducted in English. All the appropriate course material will be distributed to all accepted participants prior to course commencement.

 

GDPR Compliance

OMIC-Engine’s project partners are subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25th May 2018. Data that is collected and processed for the purposes of facilitating and administering OMIC-Engine Training Schools is therefore subject to GDPR.

Before registering to our educational course please be sure to read the Data Protection Notice.

 

Meet the trainers

Maria-Eleni

Gregoriou

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

George

Stravodimos

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

Konstantina

Rousidou

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

Dimitrios

Karpouzas

Professor of Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology

University of Thessaly

Constantine

Garagounis

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

Eleni

Galliopoulou

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

Konstantina

Tsoumani

Post-Doctoral Researcher

University of Thessaly

 

Organisers

Kalliope

Papadopoulou

Professor of Plant Biotechnology

University of Thessaly

Leandros

Tsiotos

Dissemination & Outreach Officer

University of Thessaly

Katerina

Moutou

Associate Professor of

Vertebrate Biology

University of Thessaly

Dimitrios

Karpouzas

Professor of Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology

University of Thessaly

Kostas

Mathiopoulos

Professor of Molecular Biology

University of Thessaly

Demetres

Leonidas

Professor of Biochemistry

University of Thessaly

 

Contact Us

Leandros Tsiotos

 

leandrostsiotos@gmail.com info@omicengine.com

We acknowledge support of this work by the project “Synthetic Biology: From omics technologies to genomic engineering (OMIC-ENGINE)” (MIS 5002636) which is implemented under the Action “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure”, funded by the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation" (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).

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