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MinION: Oxford NanoPore’s DNA Sequencing Innovation

By |2019-04-03T21:38:14+00:00January 24th, 2018|

Adventures with MinION Part I: Understanding ONT's DNA sequencing technology The 50th anniversary of the historic double helix DNA model came three years after the completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP).  Providing industrialized methods of DNA sequencing, this project lead the way for the development of Next-Gen sequencing (NGS). The development of high through-put [...]

5S Lab Organization Training

By |2019-02-06T19:36:54+00:00November 9th, 2017|

We provide a 5S Lab Organization Training program. Why 5S Lab Organization Training? I was first exposed to the 5S Lab Organization system while visiting the Invitrogen plant in Carlsbad. I immediately expressed an interest in implementing this in my own lab. John Hughes, who led the 5S implementation effort at Life Technologies, had kindly [...]

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 [...]

Announcing gene synthesis course March 8-13 2015

By |2019-02-06T19:38:49+00:00December 2nd, 2014|

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering our gene synthesis course again in the spring 2015. Gene synthesis technologies are rapidly changing research paradigms in molecular biology. The purpose of this course is to provide students a practical understanding of gene synthesis. This training will help student integrate gene synthesis in their [...]