Breakout Session 6 – Beyond the Cell

9/2 11:00 - 1:00, Jordan Hall 420-040

Breakout Session 6.1

Rustem F. Ismagilov

University of Chicago.

Breakout Session 6.2

Shayn Peirce-Cottler

University of Virginia.

Breakout Session 6.3

Rob Phillips

California Institute of Technology.

Breakout Session 6.4

Engineering bacterial population dynamics

Lingchong You

Duke University.

Synthetic biology, or de novo engineering of synthetic gene circuits, may impact broad areas including energy, medicine, and computation. It may also provide insights into fundamental biological “design” principles. In this talk, I will describe ongoing efforts in my lab to program cell populations using engineered cell-cell communication, as a way to learn basic biology and to lay the foundation for practical applications.