The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference

The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference

December 1st - 18th, 2020, Virtual

December 1st - 18th, 2020, Online

About the Conference

The conference features a selection of world specialists working on BioDesign Research areas including 6 Nobel laureates.

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 Stanford University, the University of Warwick, and 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 (University of Warwick, UK), Dr. Stanley L. Qi (Stanford University, USA), and Dr. Xiaohan Yang (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA), who are the Editors-in-Chief of BDR.

Dates and time: The conference will be held from December 1st - 18th with three hours each weekday from 11 AM - 2 PM, US Eastern Standard Time (8 AM – 11 AM US Pacific Standard Time, 4 PM – 7 PM London Time, 12 AM – 3 AM Beijing Time). You can check your local time on this website: https://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, 2020
                       Abstract and poster submission deadline - November 30th, 2020
                       Registration deadline - November 30th, 2020

 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

 Speakers and session chairs  (in the order of presentations)

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Marc Tessier-Lavigne
President of Stanford University, USA
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Stuart Croft
President of the University of Warwick, UK
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Thomas Zacharia
Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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Shoshana Wodak AE
VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, Belgium
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Frances H. Arnold
California Institute of Technology, USA
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J. Craig Venter AB
J. Craig Venter Institute, USA

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Alfonso Jaramillo EiC
The University of Warwick, UK

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David Baker AB
University of Washington, USA

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David Liu
Harvard University, USA 

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Mark Isalan AE
Imperial College London, UK

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Tim Lu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Tanja Kortemme AE
University of California, San Francisco, USA
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Jef Boeke
New York University, USA

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Rodolphe BarrangouAB
North Carolina State University, USA
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Jason Chin
University of Cambridge, UK

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Luis Serrano Pubul
Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain
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George Church
Harvard University, USA

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Petra Schwille
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
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Chris Voigt
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Douglas Densmore AE
Boston University, USA

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Virginia Cornish AE
Columbia University, USA
 
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Anke Becker AE
Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
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James Collins AB
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Terry Hwa
University of California San Diego, USA
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Mustafa Khammash AE
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Nathalie Q. Balaban
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
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Ilias Tagkopoulos AE
University of California Davis, USA
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Richard Lenski
Michigan State University, USA

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Jay D. Keasling AB
University of California Berkeley, USA
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Eriko Takano AE
University of Manchester, UK

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Markus Covert
Stanford University, USA

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Ron Breaker AB
Yale University, USA

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Jeff Hasty AE
University of California San Diego, USA
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Beatrix Suess AE
Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany
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Erik Winfree
California Institute of Technology
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Yolanda Schaerli AE
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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Stanley Qi EiC
Stanford University, USA

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Michael W. Young
The Rockefeller University, USA
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Martin Fussenegger AB
ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Wendell Lim
University of California San Francisco, USA
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Michael Elowitz AE
California Institute of Technology, USA
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Rosalyn Moran
King's College London, UK

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Pamela Silver AB AE
Harvard University, USA

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Ron Weiss
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
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Ahmad Khalil AE
Boston University, USA

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Hana El-Samad
University of California San Francisco, USA
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Charles Gersbach AE
Duke University, USA

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Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe
University of Oxford, UK

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Maria Blasco
Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain
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Matthew Porteus
Stanford University, USA

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Yvonne Y. Chen
University of California, Los Angeles, USA
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Viviana Gradinaru
California Institute of Technology, USA
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Xiaohan Yang EiC
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
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Bing Yang AE
University of Missouri, USA

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Jim Haseloff AE
University of Cambridge, UK
 
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Daniel Voytas
University of Minnesota, USA

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Zachary Lippman,
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
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Patrick M Shih
University of California Davis, USA
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Caixia Gao
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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June Medford AE
Colorado State University, USA

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Tobias Erb AE
Max Planck Institute, Germany

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Alistair McCormick AE
University of Edinburgh, UK

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Dario Leister
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
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Michael Levitt
Stanford University, USA

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Huanming Yang
BGI Group, China

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Ada E. Yonath
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
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Leland Hartwell
Arizona State University, USA

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Gigi Kwik Gronvall AE
Johns Hopkins University, USA

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Megan J. Palmer
Stanford University, USA

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Diane DiEuliis AE
National Defense University, USA
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