February 18, 2020 We are pleased to host an interactive workshop designed to help graduate students and postdocs identify potentially malicious applications of their work and mitigation options organized by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC) this spring. Malice Analysis Assessing Biotechnology [...]
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January 7, 2020 The Peccoud Lab is looking forward to welcoming undergraduate students admitted to the Computationally-Driven Experimental Biology (CDEB) program this summer and we are excited to announce applications are currently being accepted to the program! The CDEB summer program is a partnership between Virginia Tech and Colorado State University which offers select undergraduate [...]
October 31, 2019 We are excited to announce the establishment of the Colorado Cyberbiofoundry at Colorado State University (CSU), a member of the Global Biofoundries Alliance (GBA). The Colorado Cyberbiofoundry is a project-focused, collaborative, and decentralized group that includes multiple colleges and aims to maximize capabilities and improve opportunities for collaboration, particularly [...]
October 30, 2019 The Peccoud Lab was pleased to welcome a new research scientist to our group this October. Emily Henriksen received her PhD in Microbiology from the University of Georgia in 2008. During her career she has worked as a research scientist at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, the [...]
Academics are often told by critics that they live in a bubble. Cushioned from the harsh realities and fast paced environments of their industrial counterparts. To some, it seems academia works at a slow, inefficient pace and is wrought with bureaucracy. But academics function in a highly competitive culture where financial resources are scarce but [...]
This August the Peccoud Lab was very pleased to receive an EArly-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the National Science Foundation. The funding supports a project the lab is working on with Dr. Indrakshi Ray's group at Colorado State University to develop a software designed to ensure the identity and fidelity of [...]
EAGER: Development of a Tool Chain to Write and Read Self-Documenting PlasmidsSource of Support: NSFAbstract:Life scientists rely heavily on engineered DNA molecules in basic research and the development of new biotechnology products. Proper documentation of these molecules is critical to ensure the reproducibility and safety of the processes in which they are used. Documentation generally [...]
A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available immediately in the Peccoud Lab to support a research project aiming at using methods from synthetic biology to generate big datasets suitable to support the development of large-scale models of regulatory networks in yeast. We are seeking an exceptional and innovative individual with a degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or [...]