Program

Connaught Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology

The Summer Institute will feature:

• Talks by top scholars reflecting on the latest developments in the field;

• Hands-on training in key computational and laboratory methods that help participants learn the essentials of another field (e.g. biologists could learn computational modelling while engineers or physicists would learn molecular biology lab techniques);

• Discussions led by government, industry, and academic representatives on the real-world challenges that can be addressed with synthetic biology, and how to formulate plans of action to bring solutions from ideas to reality.

This year’s Summer Institute will run from June 6-10, 2016.

Agenda

Monday, June 6 Tuesday, June 7 Wednesday, June 8 Thursday, June 9 Friday, June 10
08:30-9:00
Registration
09:00-10:00
Introduction and opening remarks
McMillen
09:00-10:00
Talk II (Methods)
Green
09:00-12:00
Guided computational/modelling tutorial
Tang, Sukumaran, Ingalls, McMillen
09:00-10:00
Team meetings
09:00-10:00
Additional discussion of
computational modelling
McMillen,Tang
10:00-12:00
Introductory presentations
by students/attendees
10:00-12:00
Computational modelling continued and introduction to COPASI
Ingalls, Sukumaran
10:00-12:00
Problem identification exercise: what are you going to do about problem X?
Goh
10:00-12:00
Individual discussions
with students/groups;
work time
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:00
Introduction to Biochemical Modelling
Ingalls
13:00-14:00
Introduction to Gibson assembly
and DNA design
Hussey
13:00-16:00
Lab session II
Hussey, Pardee, McMillen

Sponsored by NEB

13:00-15:00
Work time (additional lab work, and/or computational modelling)
13:00-16:00
Work time (lab and/or computational); Student/team discussions of future directions
14:00-18:00
Lab Session1
Hussey, Pardee, Green, McMillen

Sponsored by NEB

15:00-18:00
Synthetic Biology Innovation
Cluster mini-meeting:
industry representatives
plus academic participants;
opportunities to network
16:00-17:00
Introduction to
cell-free synthetic biology
Pardee
16:00-17:00
Talk
Zandstra
16:00-18:00
Wrap-up: discussion of lab and model results, presentations from teams
(if applicable)
17:00-18:00
Talk 1(Research)
Green
17:00-18:00
Discussion/meeting time with Prof. Zandstra
18:00 – 19:00
Dinner, and time for students to meet with Prof. Green (and others)
18:00-18:30
Travel to Banquet
18:00-19:00
Dinner and networking time
18:30 – 20:00
Chinatown Banquet
Monday, June 6 Tuesday, June 7 Wednesday, June 8 Thursday, June 9 Friday, June 10

Lab Session Sponsor

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