Molecular Biology Boot-camp- Self destruct switch in E. coli

The environmental release, whether intentional or not, of genetically modified organisms is a big concern in the field of synthetic biology. Join us to learn some molecular biology skills as we engineer E. coli to self destruct. We’ll be using a gene from bacterial viruses to limit the growth of E. coli but will discuss other methods and approaches that are being pursued to make synthetic biology safer.