GROUP: Synthetic Biology

How do cells achieve the astonishing level of spatial organization that characterizes them? What are the mechanisms involved? We want to answer these questions using the bottom-up approach of synthetic biology, with a special focus on optogenetics.


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We thank our collaborators for sharing scientific expertise, resources/equipment and for the fruitful joint work. 

Dirk Grimm  Dr. Dirk Grimm 

  Virus-Host Interactions group

  Heidelberg University and Heidelberg University Clinics

  Cluster of Excellence CellNetworks



barbara di ventura

 Dr. Barbara Di Ventura

 former group leader for synthetic biology @eilslabs

 now heading the Molecular and Cellular Engineering group at BioQuant, Heidelberg