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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Security of biomanufacturing infrastructures

I am glad to be part of a multi-institutional team newly commissioned to analyze the security of biomanufacturing infrastructures.  Facilities that manufacture biologic drugs like vaccines are a critical part of the nation’s biodefense infrastructure. Possible breaches of data systems controlling...

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Practical Introduction to Synthetic Biology Security

Source of Support: FBI Total Amount Requested: $40,000 Period Covered: 08/15/16 to 09/30/17 Description: We created a training module to brief biosecurity agents on the latest developments in synthetic biology and trained 11 federal agents in a weeklong course. The training...

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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