"Synthetic biology is poised to revolutionize various aspects of life and technology through advances in therapeutics, energy production, bioremediation, and agriculture. A major goal of the field is to apply engineering principles to the development of new biological systems. However, biological systems are notoriously difficult to engineer, stemming from challenges such as fitness effects, mutation, noise, and interference between engineered components and host machinery. Using examples from a variety of different synthetic systems, ranging from engineered E. coli to cell-free expression systems, I will talk about some of the common challenges that can be encountered when attempting to design and combine different genetic components. I’ll then discuss specific strategies that can be used to overcome these challenges, focusing on general principles and techniques that can be applied across a broad spectrum of different systems. Finally, I’ll talk about a few examples of synthetic systems from my own work, illustrating the potential of the field for both engineering applications and scientific exploration."
From APL to YOU! In the relaxed conversational setting of our beloved biohackerspace. It's hard to get this stuff anywhere else (without presenting a photo id and your vehicle registration)
Snacks, soda, and libations of course.
Proceeds of this event will go to funding our iGEM team. All are welcome, but we would deeply appreciate a suggested donation of $10 (or more) to help fund our team. We really need all the help we can get. Spread the word! RSVP HERE
h/t Vince Glowacka