Laboratory Automation

Laboratory Automation: Robots programming and microscopes

Dr. Javier Serrania

 

Dr. Javier Serrania

  Microbial Comparative Genomics, AG Becker
  Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg
  +49-6421 28 24452
   serrania@synmikro.uni-marburg.de
   

 



Dipl. Ing. Patrick Manz

 

Dipl. Ing. Patrick Manz

  Microbial Comparative Genomics, AG Becker
  Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg
  +49-6421 28 22001
  patrick.manz@synmikro.uni-marburg.de
   

 

Description

In synthetic biology, high-throughput screens and combinatorial experiments are powerful strategies to support the design–build–test engineering process of gene circuits and biosynthetic pathways. However, manual execution of such experiments is error-prone and often not feasible because of the required throughput. Only recently, advances in computer-aided design and laboratory automation technologies enable such innovative and highly complex experiments: Instead of building and testing of a handful of genetic constructs manually, hundreds to thousands of constructs can now be generated and characterized in an automated way. To tap the potential of these approaches, SYNMIKRO established a Laboratory Automation Unit at its Department of Microbial Comparative Genomics which has been operational since summer 2013. The unit provides access to this technology to the members of the center and is a competent partner both for the design and the execution of automated experiments. In addition, the unit’s mission is the development and application of novel experimental methods and processes in the field.

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