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Cyberbiosecurity in the news

Biology is becoming increasingly digitized. We rely on computers to operate laboratory equipment, design genetic constructs, and store, share, and analyze genetic data. Cyberbiosecurity is a new field of science that explores novel risks at the interface of biology and computer science. The Peccoud lab is investigating cyberbiosecurity in a variety ways. These include: Applying [...]

Cyberbiosecurity in the news2019-06-04T18:10:21+00:00

Synthetic biology in environmental science: invited presentation

Last week, I was invited to speak on a panel about synthetic biology and sustainability at the External Advisory Board Meeting of the NSF-funded Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at The University of Maryland. SESYNC brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision making to find solutions to complex environmental [...]

Synthetic biology in environmental science: invited presentation2019-06-04T18:15:41+00:00

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA

A new project in the Peccoud Lab focuses on applying digital signatures to DNA in living organisms. Last week, postdoc Jenna Gallegos gave a presentation at the Synthetic Biology, Evolution, Engineering, and Design meeting in ScottsDale, Arizona describing this work. Abstract DNA molecules are frequently shared within the life sciences community, sometimes changing hands many times with [...]

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA2019-02-06T19:36:53+00:00

New publication defining “cyberbiosecurity”

We've just published a new paper describing the security risks that come along with the increasing digitization of biotechnology workflows. We call this emerging field cyberbiosecurity. Our paper about cyberbiosecurity was published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biotechnology on December 7th. Concurrent with the publication, we also issued a press release and wrote [...]

New publication defining “cyberbiosecurity”2019-02-06T19:36:53+00:00

gene deletion & gene fusion protocol for yeast

Peccoud Lab Protocols: using PCR to delete a yeast gene or fuse a tag to a gene Introduction Yeast gene deletions or gene fusions (e.g. ORF with epitope tags or FP, promoter replacement, MS2 mRNA tagging) can be generated simply by transformation into yeast of a PCR amplicon containing the desired selectable marker or tag flanked [...]

gene deletion & gene fusion protocol for yeast2019-02-06T19:37:38+00:00

C-terminal tag protocol: Adding a C-terminal tag to a gene

Peccoud Lab Protocol: designing primers to add a C-terminal tag to the (3') end of a gene via PCR Introduction It is sometimes necessary to generate gene fusion strains with a C-terminal tag or promoter changes by intoducing a PCR amplicon of a selectable marker flanked by DNA sequences homologous to the the last 40-60 bp of [...]

C-terminal tag protocol: Adding a C-terminal tag to a gene2019-02-06T19:37:38+00:00

N-terminal tag protocol: Adding an N-terminal tag to a gene

Peccoud Lab Protocol: designing primers to add an N-terminal tag to the 5' end of a gene via PCR Introduction It is sometimes necessary to generate gene fusion strains with an N-terminal tag or promoter changes by introducing a PCR amplicon of a selectable marker flanked by DNA sequences of 40-60 bp homologous to the 5' [...]

N-terminal tag protocol: Adding an N-terminal tag to a gene2019-02-06T19:37:38+00:00