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Apply to Q-Bio Summer School

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...

Noisy foresight

Twenty years ago, I was just a boy with a crazy dream of building stochastic models of the noise affecting the expression of genes in living cells. Back in the 90s this idea sounded like an heresy. The dominant paradigm...

Moving to CSU

After 10 years at Virginia Tech, it is not without emotion that I am moving to CSU. I have joined the faculty of the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering at Colorado State University who offered me the Abell Chair...

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Synthetic biology textbooks

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...

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Teaching Synthetic Biology with GenoCAD

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...

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Security of Synthetic Biology

The security of synthetic biology can be difficult to assess. Last month we organized a week-long training on the security of synthetic biology for personnel of a government agency. This very hands-on training included wet lab activities to build a...

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Leave it to chance or not

Carolyn Beans wrote a blog post about our project to develop stochastic models of the regulatory network controlling cell division.  She was particularly interested in aspects of cell physiology that are affected by random events and how cells manage to...

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Sustainability of bioinformatics infrastructures

GenomeWeb published a long article about the sustainability of bioinformatics infrastructures based on the GenoCAD transition into a commercial product. The articles describes the challenges of finding the right business model allowing the scientific community who depends on the tools...

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