Synberc Fall 2015 Retreat Schedule
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Synberc Fall 2015 Retreat
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MIT Stata Center
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September 19-21, 2015
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subject to change
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Location
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Friday September 18
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5:00-8:00pmEngagement panel dinner discussion (by registration only)
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8:00pm-Informal social gathering at Champions (Located in Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel)
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Saturday September 19
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8:00-8:30Breakfast, check-in, poster set-up
Outside Stata 32-123
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8:30-10:00Synberc 2.0 sustainability update
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8:30-9:00Introduction and general update
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9:00-9:15Programmable organoids
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9:15-9:30Education strategy
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9:30-9:45Policy & practices strategy
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9:45-10:00Discussion
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10:00-10:30Break
Stata Student Street
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10:30-11:30Science talks session 132-123
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10:30-10:45Benjamin Oakes, UC Berkeley: Domain Insertion Profiling of CRISPR-Cas9 Reveals Hotspots for Molecular Engineering
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10:45-11:00Prabha Ramakrishnan, Rice Univ: Engineering a UV-Green Light-Switchable Transcriptional Controller in E. coli
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11:00-11:15
Andrea Balassy, Washington Univ: Synthetic Regulation of the nif Gene Cluster for Nitrogen Fixation in Oxygenic Cyanobacteria
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11:15-11:30Jennifer Brophy, MIT: Genetic Tools to Engineer Complex Bacterial Communities *in situ*
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11:30-12:30Report out from Synberc engagement activity
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12:30-2:00Lunch
Stata Student Street
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1:00-2:00PI Meeting32-144
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1:00-2:00IAB Meeting on Industry’s Roles in Synberc 2.0
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1:00-2:00SAB Meeting?32-141
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12:30-2:00Synberc Scholars Lunch Meeting
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2:00-3:00Science talks session 232-123
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2:00-2:15Kyle Watters, Cornell: Uncovering RNA Co-transcriptional Folding Pathways at Nucleotide Resolution with SHAPE-Seq
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2:15-2:30Deepak Mishra, MIT: Creation of Protein Phosphorylation-Based Genetic Devices and Assembly into a Fast Toggle Switch Protein Network
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2:30-2:45Shimyn Slomovic, MIT: DNA Sense-and-Respond Protein Modules
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2:45-3:00Sebastien Lemire, MIT: Host Range Control through Rational Phage Engineering
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3:00-3:30Break
Stata Student Street
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3:30-5:00One-minute poster talks
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5:00-8:00Poster Session and Reception
Stata Student Street
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8:30--SPA Social at Firebrand Saints (1 Broadway St., Cambridge, MA 02142)
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Sunday September 20
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8:00-8:30Breakfast
Stata Student Street
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8:30-10:00Science talks session 332-123
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8:30-8:45Jessica Polka, Harvard: Tuning the pH Response of an Acid-Actuated, Membrane-Breaking Protein Piston
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8:45-9:00Justin Feng, Harvard: A General Strategy to Construct Small Molecule Biosensors in Eukaryotes
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9:00-9:15Allison Hoynes-O'Conner, Washington Univ: De novo Design of Heat-Repressible RNA Thermosensors in E. coli
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9:15-9:30Emily Yasi, Georgia Tech: Rapid Development of Biosensors for Advanced Biofuels
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9:30-9:45Evan Appleton, Boston Univ: Phoenix*: An Automated Design-Build-Test-Learn Tool
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9:45-10:00Garrett Birkel, JBEI: The Multi-Omics Viewing Software Project
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10:00-10:30Break
Stata Student Street
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10:30-12:00Short talks from the community32-123
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10:30-10:45David Sittenfeld, The Museum of Science Boston: Synthetic biology public engagement at science museums
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10:45-11:00Shaila Kotadia, Synberc Education & Outreach: Synthetic Dance-ology
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11:00-11:15Todd Kuiken, Wilson Center: Laissez-faire Governance of Synbio: Why the Synberc community should pay attention
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11:15-11:30Karmella Haynes: Cold Spring Harbor Lab course of synthetic biology
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11:30-12:00
LEAP update and report-out from fellows (Megan Palmer, Amor Menezes, Karen Ingram) (tentative Sean Ward, Kevin Esvelt)
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12:00-1:30Lunch
Stata Student Street
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12:30-1:30SPA career panel discussion: Demystifying the hiring process in academia vs industry
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1:30-3:00Science talks session 432-123
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1:30-1:45Anna Lechner, UC Berkeley: Engineering Precursor Supply for Polyketide Production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
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1:45-2:00Miriam Amiram, Yale: Evolution of Translation Components Enables Multi-Site Nonstandard Amino Acid Incorporation
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2:00-2:15Arjun Ravikumar, UC Irvine: Engineering an Orthogonal DNA Replication System in Yeast
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2:15-2:30Harneet Rishi, UC Berkeley: A Barcoding Strategy Enabling Higher-Throughput Library Screening by Microscopy
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2:30-2:45Kevin Metcalf, UC Berkeley: Building a Protein Factory: Engineered Bacteria for Generalized Protein Production
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2:45-3:00Shlomiya Bar-Yam Lightfoot, MIT: Assessing Project Consequences: Early and Often
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3:00-3:30Break
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3:30-5:00Industry talks
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Synthace; Twist Bioscience; TeselaGen Biotechnology; Kalion; GeneForge; Deinove; ThermoFisher Scientific
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5:00Reception, Dinner, Award Presentations
Walker Memorial/Morss Hall
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6:00-6:45Chase Palmer: Creating a TV series based on DIYbio
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Monday September 21
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8:00-8:30Breakfast
Walker Memorial/Morss Hall
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8:30-9:30IAB and SAB: Reflections on research and organizational aims of Synberc
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9:30-10:30Discussion on research directions: possible teams, grants, etc.
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10:15-10:30break
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10:30-12:00Special guests: Washington perspective
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10:30-11:00Robbie Barbero from White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
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11:00-11:30Kim Montgomery from House Science, Space and Technology Committee
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11:30-11:45Industry perspectives on policy, national strategy, etc.
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11:45-12:30Discussion on Synberc's advocacy role going forward
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12:30Adjourn (Box lunches available)
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12:30SPA industry trip: Amgen (RSVP required)
Meet at Stata Center
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