I've spent the past week in Madrid, at the Universidad Politecnica. I was a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Informatics, delivering a series of lectures on "molecular and cellular computing" to their Masters-level students.
In the past, some people have expressed an interest in the material, so I thought I'd make it available here. A lot of it is based on my book Theoretical and Experimental DNA Computation (Springer, 2005), although there's a lot of new material in the second half of the series.
The lectures are as follows (links to PDF versions of the slides):
Day 1: Molecular Computing
1. Introduction and historical motivation.
2. The first experiment.
3. Subsequent work.
Day 2: From in vitro to in vivo
1. Models, lab work, and the transition.
2. Laboratory implementations.
Day 3: Biological Engineering
1. Biological background.
2. Synthetic biology.
3. Synthetic Biology II.
Molecular and Cellular Computing course material by Martyn Amos is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.