Lightning Talks

DAY 1: Tues July 9
2:00 - 4:00

Lightning Talks Track 1

Location: Room 308, Huxley Building
Chair:
  • Ben Blount
Speakers:
  • KISS: K-plex Integrated Safety Switches
    “Patrick” Yizhi Cai, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Genome Engineering Technology for Synthetic Biology: a TALE and CRISPR Duet
    Le Cong, Harvard University, Broad Institute
  • A highly specific synthetic metabolic pathway assembled from promiscuous enzymes
    Maiko Furubayashi, Chiba University
  • Repurposing the Peroxisome for Compartmentalizing Multi-Enzyme Pathways
    John Dueber, U.C. Berkeley
  • Logical Computation by Chimeric Antigen Receptors Increases Tumor-Targeting Capability of Engineered T Cells
    Yvonne Chen, Harvard Medical School
  • Quantitative estimation of activity and quality for collections of functional genetic elements and definition of design principles for predictable gene expression.
    Joao Guimaraes, University of California, Berkeley
  • Synthetic Genetic Circuit for Diverse Enzyme Screening from Meta-genome
    Kil Koang Kwon, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
2:00 - 4:00

Lightning Talks Track 2

Location: Room 311, Huxley Building
Chair:
  • Maia Jensen
Speakers:
  • Tuning Receiver Characteristics in Bacterial Quorum Communication
    Jennifer Hallinan, Newcastle University
  • Composability of regulatory sequences controlling transcription and translation in E. coli.
    Daniel Goodman, Wyss Institute / Harvard University
  • Reprogramming Animal Behavior by Artificial Modification of Neural Circuit Connections - Towards a Synthetic Neurobiology
    Ithai Rabinowitch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Protein Cages as Templates for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Molecular Carriers
    Sierin Lim, Division of Bioengineering, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Synthetic Biology in human stem cells: engineering our own building blocks
    Patrick Guye, MIT
  • Synbio, Global Health and Governance
    Dirk Stemerding, Rathenau Institute
  • Universal computing device in mammalian cells based on orthogonal NOR genetic gates
    Andreja Majerle, National Institute of Chemistry
  • Engineering cell-based devices for design-driven medicine
    Joshua Leonard, Northwestern University
2:00 - 4:00

Lightning Talks Track 3

Location: Great Hall, Sherfield Building
Chair:
  • Erik Carlson
Speakers:
  • Repurposing natural devices: engineering microbial pumps to secrete biofuels
    Danielle Tullman-Ercek, University of California Berkeley
  • Photovoltaic Cells Engineered from Purple Membranes of Halophilic Bacteria and Quantum Dots
    Daria Solovyeva, Laboratory of Nano-Bioengineering, National Research Nuclear University “Moscow Engineering Physics Institute”
  • Safeguarding synthetic biology: opportunities to influence international policy making
    Piers Millett, Biological Weapons Convention Implementation Support Unit
  • Semi-synthetic minimal cells: from origin of life to synthetic biology
    Pasquale Stano, Dept. Science, University of Roma Tre
  • Engineering an Oral Therapeutic for Celiac Disease
    Ingrid Pultz, University of Washington
  • Multichannel Programmable Gene Expression Dynamics in E. coli using Engineered Optogenetic Signaling Pathways
    Evan Olson, Rice University Tabor Lab
  • Bottom-up coarse-grained modelling approach to build an E. coli virtual cell for synthetic gene circuits engineering
    Premkumar Jayaraman, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
  • Sequence to Chassis in hours with a BotNet
    Darren Platt, Amyris
2:00 - 4:00

Lightning Talks Track 4

Location: Clore Lecture Theatre, Huxley Building
Chair:
  • Louise Horsfall
Speakers:
  • Synthetic control of transcription: from hybrid promoters to promoter engineering to synthetic operon design
    Hal Alper, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Classification of synthetic biology patents and patent applications
    Ilse Wiame, European Patent Office
  • Bacto-engineering: from biopixels to cancer
    Arthur Prindle, University of California San Diego
  • Taming genome complexity via bacteriophage X174 synthetic genome design
    Paul Jaschke, Stanford University
  • Programming Nucleic Acids Self-Assembly
    Peng Yin, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School; Wyss Institute, Harvard University;
  • Spanning high dimensional expression space using ribosome binding site combinatorics
    Ron Milo, Weizmann Institute of Science