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Cafe Synthetique: Writing on DNA: synthesis and information storage

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks.
When Sep 18, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Panton Arms, Panton Street, Cambridge
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This month's theme is: Writing on DNA: synthesis and information storage

Pierre Murat from The Department of Chemistry will talk on "Epigenetics-inspired DNA-based Storage Systems", and Jiahao Huang, co-founder of Nuclera Nucleics will speak about "Enzyme-mediated DNA synthesis".



Biopolymers are an attractive alternative to store and circulate information. DNA combines remarkable longevity with high data storage densities. Accurately synthesized DNA and has been demonstrated as a means for preserving digital information.

Inspired by the dynamic, biological regulation of epigenetic information, Dr Pierre Murat from the Department of Chemistry will present how binary data can undergo controlled changes when encoded in synthetic DNA strands. 

Jiahao Huang is co-founder of Nuclera Nucleics a next-generation DNA synthesis company creating tailored solutions for the synthetic biology industry. He will cover the history of DNA synthesis, and how they approach it using engineered enzymes. Jiahao will also discuss why he believes their platform will enable the rapid and cost-effective production of highly accurate, ultra-long DNA strands and genome libraries for protein, biological pathway, and ultimately genome-scale engineering.

Join us to explore these topics through informal talks and discussion - we look forward to welcoming you.

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