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Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Approaches to Improve Human and Environmental Health

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 8:30 AM - Thursday, November 19, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences

 

Synthetic Biology holds tremendous promise to revolutionize our understanding of the origins of life, the mechanisms underlying myriad biological processes, human diseases and critical environmental issues that threaten the planet. With the advent of 21st century molecular biology techniques, including rapid and inexpensive genomic sequencing as well as methods that allow precise genetic modification, scientists have an unprecedented ability to harness biological processes to efficiently produce a wide variety of desirable chemicals. These include complex drugs, biofuels, biomaterials and sustainable food products that have the potential to transform our quality of life.  This two-day symposium will convene experts in gene editing, artificial cells, genomics and chemical biology to discuss how advances in synthetic biology can positively influence human and environmental health.

Registration

Member
By 10/01/2020
$250
After 10/01/2020
$340
Nonmember Academia, Faculty, etc.
By 10/01/2020
$400
After 10/01/2020
$540
Nonmember Corporate, Other
By 10/01/2020
$475
After 10/01/2020
$640
Nonmember Not for Profit
By 10/01/2020
$400
After 10/01/2020
$540
Nonmember Student, Undergrad, Grad, Fellow
By 10/01/2020
$270
After 10/01/2020
$365
Member Student, Post-Doc, Fellow
By 10/01/2020
$220
After 10/01/2020
$300

Speakers

Angela Belcher, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ethan Bier, PhD

University of California San Diego

Jef Boeke, PhD

NYU Langone School of Medicine

James Carothers, PhD

University of Washington

Michelle Chang, PhD

University of California Berkeley

James Collins, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Wendell Lim, PhD

University of California San Francisco

Julius Lucks, PhD

Northwestern University

Stephen Mayfield, PhD

University of California San Diego

Michelle O'Malley, PhD

University of California Santa Barbara

Petra Schwille, PhD

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

Smita Shankar, PhD

Impossible Foods

Pamela Silver, PhD

Harvard Medical School

Christina Smolke, PhD

Stanford University

Scientific Organizing Committee

Irene Chen, PhD

University of California San Barbara

Neal Devaraj, PhD

University of California San Diego

Farren Isaacs, PhD

Yale University

Neha Kamat, PhD

Northwestern University

Alexis Komar, PhD

University of California San Diego

Reshma Shetty, PhD

Gingko Bioworks

Jenifer Costley, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Sara Donnelly, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences

Sonya Dougal, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences