Breakout Session 6 – Beyond the Cell
9/2 11:00 - 1:00, Jordan Hall 420-040
Rustem F. Ismagilov
University of Chicago.
University of Virginia.
California Institute of Technology.
Engineering bacterial population dynamics
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.