Contemporary Biochemistry, Synthetic Biology

2013 Fall Contemporary Biochemistry

Seminars at 3:30 p.m. In 1211 Biochemical Sciences Building, 440 Henry Mall

Previous Years' Lecture Topics


Date

Speaker

Title

Host

Sept 16

Brian Pfleger
UW-Madison

Sustainability via synthetic biology – A growing role for biotechnology in the chemical industry

Ansari

Sept 18

Jef Boeke
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

SPECIAL SEMINAR Co-Sponsored with Genetics
Synthesis and Scrambling of Eukaryotic Chromosomes
* Room 1111 Genetics Biotechnology Center *

Hittinger

Sept 23

Marc Riedel
Univ of Minnesota

Towards a Computer Engineering Discipline based on DNA

Ramanathan

Sept 30

Kris Saha
UW-Madison

Towards Synthetic Biology with Human Stem Cells

Kiessling

Oct 7

Josh Leonard
Northwestern University

Engineering mammalian cell-based devices to enable design-driven medicine

Saha

Oct 14

George Church
Harvard University

Regenesis
Video Link

Ansari

Oct 21

John Dueber
Univ of California, Berkeley

Strategies for Controlling and Improving Flux through Engineered Metabolic Pathways

Pfleger

Oct 28

Mike Jewett
Northwestern University

Establishing cell-free biology for the production of therapeutics, materials, and chemicals

Ansari

Nov 4

Jingdong Tian
Duke University

High-throughput on-chip gene synthesis for construction and optimization of synthetic biosystems
Video Link

Schwartz

Nov 11

Bernhard Palsson
Univ of California, San Diego

Mechanistic and Quantitative Metabolic Genotype-Phenotype Relationships

Reed

Nov 18

Nick Hud
Georgia Institute of Technology

Bottom Up Synthetic Biology: Exploring the Origins of RNA

Butcher

Nov 25

Kathryn Miller-Jensen
Yale University

Epigenetic modulation of promoter function: lessons from the HIV LTR

Saha

Dec 2

Alta Charo
UW-Madison

CANCELLED
Ethics, Politics, and Synthesizing Life

Ansari

Dec 9

Christopher Voigt
MIT

Nitrogen Fixation: Exploring the genetic design space

Ansari

Dec 16

Christina Smolke
Stanford

CANCELLED
Designing synthetic regulatory RNAs: tools for temporal and spatial control in biological systems

Pfleger

Dec 17

Drew Endy
Stanford

CANCELLED
Ten Years into Synthetic Biology: From Aliens to Computers and the Bioeconomy

Ansari

The 2013 series is supported by the Department of Biochemistry, W. M. Keck Genome Foundries Group, the Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, the UW Graduate School with income generated by patents filed through WARF, Molecular Biosciences Training Grant, Promega Corporation, Fisher Scientific, Eppendorf, and VWR International.

 

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