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8 Nov: Synthetic biology for regenerative medicine

Professor Ron Weiss (MIT) introduces the design and implementation of synthetic gene circuits in mammalian systems, exploring the potential of this approach in regenerative medicine and stem cell engineering. The talk and dialogue will be followed by a wine reception and delicious finger buffet.
When Nov 08, 2016
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Old Divinity School, St John’s College, St Johns St, Cambridge CB2 1TP
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The Weiss lab uses computer engineering principles of abstraction, composition, and interface specifications to program cells with sensors and actuators precisely controlled by analog and digital logic circuitry encoded in synthetic gene networks. These circuits can be used to control the behaviour of individual and aggregated cells and from early work in bacteria, the lab has more recently explored transcriptional regulation in mammalian cells.

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Professor Weiss’s research has traced a journey from genetic parts to modules to now devising therapeutic systems to more reliably direct stem cells to create new tissues and replace those lost to disease or injury, pushing the frontiers of the nascent field of synthetic morphogenesis. In this talk, we will explore the potential of synthetic biology as an approach in regenerative medicine and stem cell engineering.

The talk and dialogue will be followed by a wine reception and delicious finger buffet.

Register here >> (£10/£5)

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