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The lecture video series delves into various important issues and topics in regards to synthetic biology and iGEM.

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology and Standardized Parts
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 12m, 36s

What do we mean when we talk about synthetic biology based on standardized parts? How does assembly of BioBrick parts work?

BioBrick™ Plasmid Backbones
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 50s

We'll take a look at the RFC 10 BioBrick™ Plasmid Backbones, which you will likely be using during assembly.

BioBrick™ Standard Assembly
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 1m, 27s

A quick introduction to an alternative to 3A Assembly and its pros and cons.

Measuring Parts
Presenter: Barry Canton / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 16m, 05s

Quality over quantity! Measuring your parts will help you better describe them and help others use them.

Protein Coding Regions and Domains
Presenter: Reshma Shetty / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 26s

Reshma discusses an alternative perspective to how the Registry views ribsome binding site and protein coding sequences.

The iGEM Competition

Picking a Project
Presenter: Barry Canton / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 13m, 34s

Putting together an iGEM Team? Here are some tips and advice on picking and refining a project idea.

Navigating the Registry

Requesting Parts
Presenter: Vinoo Selvarajah / Uploaded: 7/26/12 / Length: 2m, 44s

How to request a part from the Registry.

Quality Control Overview
Presenter: Vinoo Selvarajah / Uploaded: 7/26/12 / Length: 1m, 46s

How to view quality control information for a part.

Sequence Analysis Tools
Presenter: Vinoo Selvarajah / Uploaded: 7/26/12 / Length: 3m, 23s

How to view and use the sequence analysis tools for a part.

Sending Parts to the Registry
Presenter: Kitwa Ng / Uploaded: 9/9/11 / Length: 6m, 05s

How to send your parts to the Registry.

Finding Sequences
Presenter: Reshma Shetty / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 42s

Use online gene databases to find a particular sequence.

Adding a Basic Part
Presenter: Reshma Shetty / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 5m, 43s

Creating a basic part? Here's how you add it into the Registry.

Adding Sequence and Features
Presenter: Reshma Shetty / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 27s

Adding sequence and features information to your part on the Registry.

Adding a Composite Part
Presenter: Reshma Shetty / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 4m, 32s

Use the Registry tools to add the composite part you've assembled.

Protocol Tips

Importance of Transformations
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 8m, 26s

iGEM Distribution Kits contain only enough DNA for transformations, so you'll be doing a lot of them!

Miniprepping
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 32s

Transformed your part up? Move on to miniprepping.

Linearized Plasmid Backbones
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 2m, 37s

iGEM Distribution Kits now come with linearized plasmid backbones. Why are they included, and why should you use them?

Restriction Digests: The Unsung Hero
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 3m, 09s

Restriction digests are a common bench procedure but there are issues and ways to improve your protocol.

Getting Your Ligations to Work
Presenter: Tom Knight / Uploaded: 6/13/11 / Length: 3m, 00s

Tom talks about issues with ligations and how to increase their efficiency.