In recent decades, approaches from engineering sciences have been successfully applied to biology, transforming the field. These approaches include classical bioengineering and the current wave of synthetic biology, which is the focus of this application. Synthetic biology is a cutting‐edge interdisciplinary field of research that combines the fundamentals of traditional genetic engineering, biophysics, and systems biology, while incorporating elements of computer aided design and mathematical modelling to yield a truly unique approach to constructing biological machines. Recent advances in synthetic DNA technology have enabled large scale re‐engineering of biological systems for numerous applications, such as production of valuable biochemical compounds and active pharmaceutical ingredients, acting as biosensors or therapeutic systems.
Estonian Centre of Excellence in ICT research (EXCITE) unites Estonian top 16 research groups. Its goal is to consolidate Estonian ICT areas of research from hardware to software and to develop secure and reliable IT services and systems by:
The partner institutions in the Centre of Excellence are University of Tartu, Tallinn University of Technology and AS Cybernetica. You can find the EXCITE webpage here.