The 2nd International BioDesign Research Conference

The 2nd International BioDesign Research Conference

December 6th - 17th, 2021, Virtual

December 6th - 17th, 2021, Virtual

About the Conference

Mission: To showcase the latest achievements and research progress in the field of Biosystems Design and Synthetic Biology, to foster communication and interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists, to promote interactions between academia and industry, and to facilitate graduate student and postdoc training.

Organizers: The conference is organized by BioDesign Research (BDR), a Science Partner Journal of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Conveners: The joint conveners are Dr. Alfonso Jaramillo (Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Valencia, Spain) and Dr. Xiaohan Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA).

Dates and time: The conference will be held from December 6th - 17th with three hours each weekday from 11 AM - 2 PM, US Eastern Standard Time (8 AM - 11 AM US Pacific Standard Time/4 PM - 7PM London/0 AM - 3AM Beijing). You can check your local time on this website: www.worldtimebuddy.com. The organizers regret that the time may not be best for all of you, but registered attendees can replay recorded videos any time after the talks for one year.

Format: The conference consists of three parts: 1) virtual online presentations via Zoom (featuring plenary and keynote talks), 2) “satellite” presentations selected from submitted abstracts, and 3) poster presentations. The entire conference will be recorded and the recorded videos will be available for replay for one year with the permission of corresponding speakers.

Fees: The conference is free with registration.

Key dates: Selecting for oral presentations deadline - November 20th, 2021
                     Abstract and poster submission deadline - November 30th, 2021                    

 Conference Themes

  • Biodesign theories and principles
  • Biodesign methods and tools
  • Biodesign engineering at molecular, pathway, cellular, tissue, and organism levels
  • Biodesign applications
  • Biodesign security and ethics

 Confirmed speakers and session chairs  (in alphabetical order)

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Rodolphe Barrangou
North Carolina State University
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Anke Becker
Philipps University of Marburg
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Ron Breaker
Yale University
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Yvonne Y. Chen
University of California
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Jason Chin
University of Cambridge, UK
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George Church
Harvard University
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Virginia Cornish
Columbia University
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Tara L. Deans
University of Utah
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Douglas Densmore
Boston University
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Diane DiEuliis
National Defense University
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José R. Dinneny 
Stanford University 
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Tom Ellis
Imperial College London

 

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Michael Elowitz
California Institute of Technology

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Gigi Kwik Gronvall
Johns Hopkins University


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Jeff Hasty
University of California San Diego, USA

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Qian-Nan Hu
Shanghai Institute of Nutrition and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China  
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Terry Hwa 
University of California San Diego

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Mark Isalan
Imperial College London

 

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Alfonso Jaramillo
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Valencia, Spain
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Mustafa Khammash
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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David Liu 
Harvard University 

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Timothy Lu
MIT, USA

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Yuan Lu
Tsinghua University, China

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Victor de Lorenzo 
Centro Nacional de Biotecnología 
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Susanna Manrubia
Spanish National Centre for Biotechnology
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Tae Seok Moon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Megan J. Palmer
Stanford University, USA

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Nicola Patron
The Earlham Institute


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Matthew Porteus
Stanford University, USA


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Kristala L. J. Prather
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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Rafael Sanjuan
Institute for Integrative Systems Biology, Valencia, Spain
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Petra Schwille
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany

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Alison Smith 
University of Cambridge


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Ricard Sole
Pompeu Fabra University


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Beatrix Suess
Technical University, Darmstadt

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Ron Weiss
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

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Shoshana Wodak
VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, Belgium

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Jian Xu
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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Xiaohan Yang 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Matias Zurbriggen
Institute of Synthetic Biology/Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf 
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Contact us

info@biodesignresearch.com 

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