Plug and play with biology?  SYNMOD is based on a real scientific project that uses synthetic biology to design new antibiotics. 

Now, with this app you can join us to:

-> create peptide modules by assembling amino acids 
-> combine and test these peptide modules in a slot machine
-> discover antibiotic substances to kill some nasty bugs  

We also created a teaching package containing a lesson plan, a class presentation and additional theoretical materials for teachers, a crossword, and an educational game SYNMOD, available for Android and iOS. It is aimed to teach the principles of synthetic biology and inform players about the problem of drug resistance, ways to overcome it, and novel antibiotics production. 

Find more infos here or download English version or German version and educational game for Android devices!



Click on the images below for more infos about the individual amino acids:


 Alanine Arginine  Asparagine Aspartic acid
 Cysteine Glutamine Glutamic acid Glycine
 Histidine  Isoleucine  Leucine  Lysine
 Methionine  Phenylalanine  Proline  Serine
Threonine Tryptophan  Tyrosine Valine
Only in connection with Sulfur-bridges:  2-Aminobutyric acid  Dehydro-butyrine Dehydro-alanine 
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Credits: Idea, scientific and didactic concept, execution: Biofaction; Camillo Meinhart, Markus Schmidt


Funding: European Science Foundation (ESF) und Austrian Science Fund (FWF)


Programmer: Modern-Alchemists

Sound: Moritz Wallmüller