Reporter Daniela Remus had Professor Heinz Koeppl explain to her that synthetic biology goes far beyond pure genetic engineering. Elementary components would be linked to equip biological cells with complex, new functionalities. Professor Beatrix Suess describes the “new paths” taken by her lab. The researchers are designing completely new RNA structures. These are used, for example, in test systems to detect impurities in water.
The establishes synthetic biology as a defined focus of the TU Darmstadt. The Centre brings together scientists from biology, chemistry, electrical engineering and information technology, materials science and physics, mechanical engineering and social sciences. Centre for Synthetic Biology