inGENEious DNA – the future of data storage?

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
LEVEL
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Course
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LANGUAGE
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ECTS
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PERIOD
01/08/2023 to 31/07/2024

Course Description

DNA-molecules store the information necessary to build and sustain living organisms, they are the molecules of heredity and provide the molecular basis for the evolution of species. The molecular structure of DNA and its physicochemical properties are wonderfully suited to accomplish these functions. Insofar DNA is an inGENEious molecule worthwhile to study and understand.

In this series of online exercises “inGENEious DNA” we will highlight some aspects of DNA and its properties which are relevant to our everyday life. In each course we will tell you a fascinating DNA-story and we will provide you with the DNA-basics necessary to understand and discuss this story.

In part one of this series “Can DNA solve our data storage crisis” we will start with a rather technological discussion concerning the intersection between computer technology and molecular biology. To this end we will delve into the basic principles of information storage in both worlds.

Subject area

Biology
Life sciences

Time format

self-study

Educational-info

ECTS

none

Organizer

Partner

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Department

Cell Biology Division - Department Biology

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