Vaccines and Synthetic Biology

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing micro-organism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and keep a record of it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these micro-organisms that it later encounters. Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering. The subject combines various disciplines from within these domains, such as biotechnology, evolutionary biology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, molecular engineering, systems biology, biophysics, and computer engineering.

  • Track 1-1 Role of Pharmaceutical microbiology
  • Track 2-2 Drug delivery technologies
  • Track 3-3 Environmental sensing and signal processing by cellular networks
  • Track 4-4 Bio-Engineering & Systems Microbiology

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