Oct. 7: The Latest in Synthetic Microbiology
Over the last several years there has been a significant increase in the synthetic biology technologies available to microbiology researchers. These technologies are critical tools to better understanding an array of microbial functions and interactions among microbes but the techniques available are varied and the proper application of these tools to appropriate experiments can be a daunting task. In addition, new techniques are constantly being developed and must be evaluated and added to the microbiologist’s toolkit. In this session, we will hear from several researchers in the fields of synthetic biology and ecology as they describe how these tools have helped them answer their research questions as well as where synthetic biology science is moving in the future.
University College London
Lessons From a Synthetic Community
The University of Washington
Developing Multi-gene CRISPR A/I Programs to Engineer Bacterial Metabolism
Programming Bacteria to Grow into Macroscopic Materials
Mark your calendar for the upcoming lectures in the series:
- Dec. 1: Exploring the World of Microbial Systems Ecology.