News

Browse through the news archive to look at old press releases and other announcements related to our group or our industry.

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Postdoc Algal Synthetic Biology

Our colleague Graham Peers is actively looking for postdoc candidates interested in algal synthetic biology. He has recently received two grants from the Department of Energy. The first grant will permit them to investigate and manipulate the photophysiology of Desmodesmus in mass...

New publication defining “cyberbiosecurity”

We’ve just published a new paper describing the security risks that come along with the increasing digitization of biotechnology workflows. We call this emerging field cyberbiosecurity. Our paper about cyberbiosecurity was published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biotechnology...

We had a lab retreat! (and you should too)

Peccoud Lab Retreat 2018 was a big success This weekend, the Peccoud lab went on a three-day retreat at the Cliff House Hotel in Manitou, CO. A retreat for a small academic lab may sound like an unusual idea, but...

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Is there a Genome Editing Right?

Biohackers are using CRISPR technology to edit their own genomes. Is there a genome editing right or should CRISPR tools be controlled substances? The Facts Josiah Zayner, recently reported, that he attempted to edit his own genome using the CRISPR....

New Hires

As the group is completing its transition to Colorado State University, we have been building a new team. Since May, we have added five new hires to our team. Jenny Harding is a research coordinator. She joined us from the Department...

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New synthetic biology journal

Why a new synthetic biology journal? Most synthetic biology papers are not published in a synthetic biology journal. They are still published in non-specialized journals that span a broad spectrum of scientific specialties from bioinformatics to molecular biology and biotechnology. It...

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FBI Synthetic Biology Training

FBI Training Objectives For one week in May, we hosted 11 agents and analysts from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation for an intensive synthetic biology training program. The goal of this event was to give the law enforcement personnel foundational...

Synthetic Biology Summer Schools

For graduate students interested in getting intensive training in synthetic biology, there are several summer schools worth considering: CSHL Summer School in Synthetic Biology: This program spans 2 weeks and combines lectures and intensive lab experience. Application deadline is April...

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