Engineering a High-Throughput, Automated Characterisation Platform for Synthetic Biology: Towards a Rapid-Prototyping Technology for Biological Constructs.

View all posters

Jonathan Smith, Paul Freemont, Andrew DeMello

Imperial College, United Kingdom

In order to engineer a foundational technology suitable for characterising the plethora of Synthetic Biology’s applications, a robust and high-throughput solution is required. To achieve this we adopt a multidisciplinary approach; combining microfluidics with robotics for the automatic characterisation of DNA constructs within a cell-free environment, all of which feeds into an automated data analysis software suite, providing a versatile and highly sensitive solution to the characterisation problem.