02.12.2011DECHEMA-Conference Synthetic DNA, Frankfurt, January 24
Latest technologies of DNA synthesis allow for the production of mega base pair (Mbp) strands. Complete genes and gene clusters, even artificial chromosomes and viral and bacterial genomes can be sythesized today. The potential for biological research, biomedicine, and biotechnology appears to be boundless: tedious procedures of genetic engineering are becoming obsolete and the rational design of biosynthetic pathways (metabolic engineering) for the production of valuable natural products and proteins is tremendously facilitated.

Moreover, the de novo construction of complete microorganisms - already technically feasible - should come within reach if there weren't the lack of knowledge of the functioning of cellular systems.

The internationallly renowned speakers will present the technolgical advances as well as the fascinating projects and perspectives.

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