Presenting on "Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned".
James J. Collins, PhD, from the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT, is part of our Open BME Seminar Series. Dr. Collins will present at 3 p.m CT/4 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 8.
Please register here or watch the seminar live on YouTube.
Abstract: Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists and biologists to model, design and construct biological circuits out of proteins, genes and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to rewire and reprogram organisms. These re-engineered organisms are going to change our lives in the coming years, leading to cheaper drugs, rapid diagnostic tests, and synthetic probiotics to treat infections and a range of complex diseases. In this talk, we highlight recent efforts to create synthetic gene networks and programmable cells, and discuss a variety of synthetic biology applications in biotechnology and biomedicine.