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Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

Synthetic biology allows researchers to program cells to perform novel functions such as fluorescing in response to a particular chemical or producing drugs in response to disease markers. In a step toward devising much more complex cellular circuits, MIT engineers have now programmed cells to remember and respond to a series of events.   Read […]

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Public Release: 24-Sep-2015 DARPA awards $32 million contract to MIT, Broad Institute Foundry

Public Release: 24-Sep-2015 DARPA awards $32 million contract to MIT, Broad Institute Foundry

The Foundry, started by MIT biological engineering professor Christopher Voigt and Broad Technology Labs (BTL) director Robert Nicol, is the result of a partnership between BTL and the Synthetic Biology Center of MIT, of which Voigt is co-director. The Foundry enables the rapid design, testing, and fabrication of large sequences of genetic information so they […]

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Compound potential

Compound potential

Kristala Jones Prather engineers microbes to produce compounds that can be used in industrial processes efficiently and economically.   MIT News

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Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria: Tim Lu

Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria: Tim Lu

Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria Engineered viruses could combat human disease and improve food safety MIT news Article

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Keynote Speaker Voting List (mSBW3.0)

Dear Committee members, Please vote the following speakers by rating scale 1 to 5.  In general, higher the recommendation higher the number in scale. (the voting list is now completed.  If you have questions email kss at mit dot edu)  

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Mammalian synthetic circuits with RNA binding proteins for RNA-only delivery

Mammalian synthetic circuits with RNA binding proteins for RNA-only delivery

RNA-only multi-input microRNA classifier circuit differentiates between HeLa, HEK293 and MCF7 cells Synthetic regulatory circuits encoded in RNA rather than DNA could provide a means to control cell behavior while avoiding potentially harmful genomic integration in therapeutic applications.  Weiss Lab has created post-transcriptional circuits using RNA-binding proteins, which can be wired in a plug-and-play fashion […]

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Tim Lu & Chris Voigt : develop basic computing elements for bacteria

Tim Lu & Chris Voigt : develop basic computing elements for bacteria

Sensors, memory switches, and circuits can be encoded in a common gut bacterium Full Article in Cell Systems MIT news NIH Director’s BLOG Phys.org

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Prof. Ron Weiss is giving talk at NCSB Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Prof. Ron Weiss is giving talk at NCSB Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

on Synthetic Biology Foundations and Health Related Applications NCSB Annual Meeting July 9-10 2015 Albuquerque, New Mexico

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A control theory approach to engineering biomolecular networks: Domitilla Del Vecchio

Domitilla Del Vecchio, an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, gives a talk at the Systems and Synthetic Microbiology NIMBioS Investigative Workshop, March 2013

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Cambridge Science Festival 2013: Kristala Prather

“Teaching Old Bacteria New Tricks” Kristala Prather | Theodore T. Miller Career Development Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

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