Fundación del Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario

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Fundación del Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario

Fundación del Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario

 

EMBO Global Exchange Lecture Course

Introduction to synthetic biology

http://events.embo.org/12-synthetic-biology/

16 – 22 April 2012 | Buenos Aires | Argentina

Facultad de Cs. Exactas y Naturales – Universidad de Buenos Aires

The course aims to introduce students to the most important methods,

strategies and challenges of Synthetic Biology. Synthetic biology

operates at the interface of systems biology, engineering, computer

science, and classic molecular biology. Synthetic biologists challenge

the (often bewildering) complexity of nature by building new

biological systems according to their

own specifications using clear-cut engineering principles and

well-behaved off-the-shelf components.

The course covers four grand topic areas: top-down approaches,

bottom-up engineering, theory, and applications.

(1) From natural to synthetic complexity

Before engineering new circuits, we have to appreciate the

organization and robustness of natural ones.

Modern high throughput methods give us an increasingly complete

picture of genome, transcriptome and proteome dynamics.

(2) Engineering principles of bottom-up synthetic biology

The engineering of biological complexity from re-usable parts and

devices is one of the most inspiring new ideas of synthetic biology.

Parts collections, assembly methods and measurement standards are now

beginning to narrow the gap between a once radical vision and

experimental reality.

(3) Life is computation

Theoretical models inspired by statistical physics or control theory

shed light on principles governing biological networks and guide the

design of synthetic information processing networks.

(4) Interfaces between synthetic and natural networks

Synthetic, domain-based, protein fusions and modular RNA switches

promise the precise interception and manipulation of intracellular

signaling.

(5) Challenges of synthetic biology

A round of discussions about the future of the field hopes to spark

interest in the science, applications and social aspects of Synthetic

Biology:

Garage bio-hackers ignite fears of uncontrolled hazards and Open

Source activism challenges intellectual property.

The format is: one week, six speakers, 30 Ph.D students or postdocs.

Our goal is to contribute to the development of Synthetic Biology in

Latin America and the Caribbean.

Students working in the region or Latin American students working

abroad will be given preference, but all applications are welcome

*CONFIRMED SPEAKERS*

Marc Güell, Harvard Medical School, USA

Roman Jerala, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Reshma Shetty, Ginkgo Bioworks, USA

Christina Smolke, Stanford University, USA

Ricard Solé, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Aleksandra Walczak, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

APPLY ONLINE: https://www.conference-service.com/glc12-04/welcome.cgi

Deadline for applications: 22 December 2011

Selected participants will be contacted by 31 January 2012

Deadline for payment of registration fee: 15 February 2012

Registration fee: 25 Euros

*ORGANIZERS*

Alejandro Nadra, Biological Chemistry Dpt., School of Sciences,

University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Raik Grünberg, IRIC, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Ignacio Sanchez, Biological Chemistry Dpt., School of Sciences,

University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alejandro Colman-Lerner, School of Sciences, University of Buenos

Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 
 

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MINCYT

Ministerio de Ciencia, tecnología e innovación Productiva

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HHMI

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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INTA

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria

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