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Thank You & Congratulations to Sarah

Sarah Condio joined the Peccoud Lab in August 2018. She played a major role in helping the lab complete the massive tasks of transitioning to a new LIMS system. Also, Sarah helped digitize and optimize all laboratory protocols. Her amazing, get-it-done attitude, attention to detail, ability to communicate, problem solve, and diligence is greatly appreciated and [...]

Thank You & Congratulations to Sarah2019-06-07T20:29:29+00:00

Postdoc Position in Yeast Genetics

We’re hiring a postdoc to lead the experimental arm of an NSF-funded project exploring the network of genes that regulate nutrient sensing and signaling in yeast. The goal of the project is to generate yeast mutants in which multiple nutrient sensing/signaling genes have been knocked out and then characterize their phenotype under different media conditions [...]

Postdoc Position in Yeast Genetics2019-06-04T18:12:55+00:00

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

Support student research to produce insulin for all

Support student research to produce insulin for all We are running a  fundraising campaign to support graduate student research to develop a small-scale manufacturing process to produce insulin for all.   Need to produce insulin for all Since its discovery in 1921, insulin has revolutionized the quality and quantity of life for persons with diabetes. [...]

Support student research to produce insulin for all2019-06-04T18:17:13+00:00

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that? Miniature biomanufacturing kits like this prototype could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Amino Labs, CC BY-ND Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he [...]

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?2019-06-04T18:19:15+00:00

Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case

Today we published two papers discussing the development of biohacked medicines spearheaded by the DIYBio movement. This revolution could dramatically change the way patients access life-saving drugs. In an opinion entitled "The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for Biohacked Medicines", in collaboration with Warren Kaplan (Boston University), we make the argument that emerging innovation ecosystems challenge [...]

Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case2019-06-04T18:27:45+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