2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Diversity of Synthetic Biology Solutions
Jeff Bouffard (Northeastern University, USA)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pm
Introduction by Discussion Leader
3:50 pm - 4:05 pm
Rocio Espada (ESPCI Paris, France) "Supervised High-Throughput Directed Evolution Experiments by Next Generation Sequencing"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pm
4:10 pm - 4:25 pm
Nick Mukhitov (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) "Engineering Microbial Systems for Living and Responsive Mycelium-Based Biomaterials"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Foundational Tools, Approaches and Insights
Yonatan Chemla (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel) and Una Nattermann (University of Washington, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Christopher Jakobson (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA) "Defining the Architecture of Complex Traits to Enable Genome Design"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pm
7:50 pm - 8:05 pm
Stephanie Chun (University of Michigan, USA) "Biocatalytic Derivatization of a-Amino Acids"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pm
8:10 pm - 8:25 pm
Huachun Liu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA) "Directed Evolution of Protein-Protein Interactions"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Karen Duffy (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom) "Polymerases for XNAs"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pm
8:50 pm - 9:05 pm
Jinyue Pu (University of Chicago, USA) "RNA Polymerase-Based Biosensors to Analyze, Control and Evolve Biology"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pm
9:10 pm - 9:25 pm
Jeremy Chacon (University of Minnesota, USA) "Designing Synthetic Ecological Interactions with Dynamic Genome-Scale Metabolic Modeling"
9:25 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Redesigned Interactions and Applied Solutions
Nicolas Rouleau (Allen Discovery Center, Tufts University, USA) and Benjamin Scott (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Arash Farhadi (California Institute of Technology, USA) "Ultrasound Imaging of Gene Expression with Mammalian Acoustic Reporter Genes"
9:15 am - 9:20 am
9:20 am - 9:35 am
Qing Sun (Texas A&M University, USA) "Engineering Microbes to Interfere with Host Behaviors"
9:35 am - 9:40 am
9:40 am - 9:55 am
Marilyn Lee (U.S. Army CCDC Chemical Biological Center, USA) "Biosynthesis of Porphyrins for Photoactive Materials"
9:55 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Matthew Lee (University of Kent, United Kingdom) "Engineering a Bacterial Cytoscaffold for Enhanced Cellular Organization"
10:15 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 10:35 am
Andrea Belluati (University of Basel, Switzerland) "A Nanotechnological Approach to Synthetic Biology: Cascade Reactions in Polymeric Compartments"
10:35 am - 10:40 am
10:40 am - 10:55 am
Yan-Kay Ho (University College London, United Kingdom) "Investigating Genetic Code Plasticity in Transient Expression Systems"
10:55 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Designing Biology for Sustainable Solutions
With the help of mentors, groups will brainstorm pie-in-the-sky solutions to the biggest problems facing the Earth today, then develop a more down-to-Earth plan using synthetic biology technologies. A short panel discussion by the mentors will finish the session.
Abe Pressman (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA) and Daniel Anderson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Designing Biology for Sustainable Solutions
Andrew Ellington (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Vitor Pinheiro (KU Leuven, Belgium)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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