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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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2014 Nelson Series: Kristala Prather

Kristala Prather, associate professor of chemical engineering at MIT, gives a talk entitled “Teaching Old Bacteria New Tricks: Engineering Microbial Chemical Factories” as part of Harvey Mudd’s Nelson Speaker Series, Nov. 4, 2014. Prather discusses how microorganisms naturally possess a wide array of chemical compounds, synthesized and transformed by the action of their constituent enzymes. […]

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Engineering Sustainable Biofuels: Kristala Prather

A World Economic Forum Discussion-Ideas @Davos-WIRED Live MIT chemical engineer Kristala Prather says that microbes might provide an answer

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2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting: Chris Voigt

Chris Voigt from MIT delivers the opening keynote on “Mining sequence databases: accessing multi-part cellular functions” at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 26, 2013 in Walnut Creek, CA

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From Parts to Modules to Therapeutic Systems in Mammalian Synthetic Biology – Ron Weiss

Ron Weiss’ talk “From Parts to Modules to Therapeutic Systems in Mammalian Synthetic Biology” from the First International Workshop on Mammalian Synthetic Biology (mSBW), May 11-12, 2013 at the Strata Center, MIT.

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KRISTALA L. J. PRATHER: SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND METABOLIC ENGINEERING (Video)

Lecture Overview: In the first part of her lecture, Dr. Prather explains that synthetic biology involves applying engineering principles to biological systems to build “biological machines”. The key material in building these machines is synthetic DNA. Synthetic DNA can be added in different combinations to biological hosts, such as bacteria, turning them into chemical factories […]

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‘Kill switch’ for genetically-modified insects, bacteria developed at MIT

‘Kill switch’ for genetically-modified insects, bacteria developed at MIT

Genetic engineers have been developing a so-called ‘kill switch’ for genetically-modified organisms, such as insects or bacteria, that could be a threat to humans if they are released outside of a laboratory setting. Chris Voigt, professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, speaks with Ameera David about the latest research that could protect people from more active […]

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