Design of a gene network implementing an associative memory circuit

The main goal of this research project is to implement an associative memory module in a gene network. The idea is to use the theoretical work already done at the Signals and Systems Laboratory (L2S) and to apply it in the area of genetics. The proposed approach is innovative, as it combines techniques from two disciplines: engineering and life sciences. The work done at L2S deals with a type of systems that includes networks, and in this particular case it would be applied to a network made up of genes. In case this approach is successful it would be possible to use synthetic biology in order to build a genetic network that could be programmed to provide for flexible responses of an organism in a variety of environmental conditions.

Faculty Supervisor:

Marc Roussel


Dina Irofti



Biochemistry / Molecular biology



University of Lethbridge


Globalink Research Award

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