Synthetic Biology

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List of synthetic biology posts, articles, and news archives posted on our site. Mostly self-centered but also references some major community news.

New synthetic biology journal

By |2019-02-06T19:37:38+00:00August 8th, 2017|

Why a new synthetic biology journal? Most synthetic biology papers are not published in a synthetic biology journal. They are still published in non-specialized journals that span a broad spectrum of scientific specialties from bioinformatics to molecular biology and biotechnology. It can be difficult for readers to notice synthetic biology papers among all the other papers [...]

FBI Synthetic Biology Training

By |2019-02-06T19:37:41+00:00July 24th, 2017|

FBI Training Objectives For one week in May, we hosted 11 agents and analysts from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for an intensive synthetic biology training program. The goal of this event was to give the law enforcement personnel foundational knowledge and insight into the rapidly evolving field of synthetic biology. At first glance, a [...]

Synthetic Biology Summer Schools

By |2019-02-06T19:37:43+00:00February 13th, 2017|

For graduate students interested in getting intensive training in synthetic biology, there are several summer schools worth considering: CSHL Summer School in Synthetic Biology: This program spans 2 weeks and combines lectures and intensive lab experience. Application deadline is April 15th. SSBSS 2017:The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential [...]

Apply to Q-Bio Summer School

By |2019-02-06T19:38:06+00:00January 25th, 2016|

There is still time to apply to the 2016 Q-Bio Summer School. Applications are due on Monday, February 16 at 11:59pm (MST). The application requires a CV and a 1-page statement of interest in the summer school (combined into a single .pdf). Scholarships are available. To apply now, please visit the Q-Bio website: https://www.openconf.org/qbioss2016/openconf.php The [...]

Synthetic biology textbooks

By |2019-02-06T19:38:09+00:00November 3rd, 2015|

I recently came across a couple of synthetic biology textbooks that you may find useful if you have not seen them yet. BioBuilder published by O'Reilly in July 2015. The lead author is Natalie Kuldell  who is an Instructor in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT as well as Founder and President of the [...]

Teaching Synthetic Biology with GenoCAD

By |2019-02-06T19:38:09+00:00November 1st, 2015|

Teaching synthetic biology can be challenging because it involves concepts from so many fields.  I would like to give credit to two professors who have been teaching synthetic biology using GenoCAD. I was directly involved in the class taught by Massimiliano Pierobon at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Using video conference, I first gave a seminar [...]

Language for plant synthetic biology

By |2019-02-06T19:38:31+00:00September 15th, 2015|

Virginia Tech issued a press release describing the language for plant synthetic biology developed in collaboration with Anna Coll. Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and the Slovenia National Institute of Biology have developed a language for plant synthetic biology. Using the GenoCAD platform, a computer-assisted design application for synthetic biology developed at Virginia Bioinformatics [...]

Virginia Tech announces GenoCAD transition

By |2019-02-06T19:38:31+00:00August 25th, 2015|

Virginia Tech issued a press-release announcing the transformation of GenoCAD into a commercial product. GenoCAD started as a NSF-funded research project. In 2010, we released the application open-source using the Apache 2.0 license. Open source licensing appeared to be the most favorable way of ensuring the long-term sustainability of this infrasture. After we created GenoFAB, [...]