Modern biology and biotechnology follow the chemical, physical and engineering sciences by using quantitative mathematical models for the description of complex cellular behaviors. Concepts from molecular and systems biology, synthetic biology, process engineering, and economy will have to be combined for the development of efficient biotechnological processes. To enable biologists, biotechnologists, and biochemical engineers to pursue this interdisciplinary challenge, it is mandatory to strengthen both the mathematical skills of biologists and the engineers’ knowledge of basic biological concepts and nomenclatures.
The summer school schedule thus allows participants to familiarize themselves with relevant biological concepts from systems and synthetic biology, with mathematical modeling strategies and appropriate technologies and software tools. Biologists will learn how engineering approaches can help them in planning, performing and evaluating experiments, whereas engineers get insight into state-of-the-art measurement techniques that feed their biological models.
The course consists of formal lectures, case studies and tutorials for hands-on experience with state-of-the-art tools.