The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference

The 1st International BioDesign Research Conference

December 1st - 18th, 2020, Virtual

December 1st - 18th, 2020, Online

  Program Overview

December 1st

Opening Ceremony and General Session I
Opening ceremony Moderator:
AE Shoshana Wodak, VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, Belgium
Opening by Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President of Stanford University, USA
                      Stuart Croft, President of the University of Warwick, UK
                      Thomas Zacharia, Director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Introduction of BioDesign Research, and welcome remarks



December 2nd-4th

De Novo Design Sessions
Leading organizer: EiC Alfonso Jaramillo, The University of Warwick, UK

December 2   
Session 1: Design and engineering of macromolecules and phages
Chair: AE Mark Isalan, Imperial College London, UK
December 3   
Session 2: Genome design and engineering
December 4   
Session 3: Cell design and engineering
Chair: AE Anke Becker, Philipps University of Marburg, Germany


December 7th-9th

Microbial Biodesign Sessions
Leading organizer: EiC Alfonso Jaramillo, The University of Warwick, UK

December 7   
Session 1: Cell design and engineering II
Chair: AE Mustafa Khammash, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
December 8   
Session 2: Whole-cell and metabolic biodesign
Chair: AE Ilias Tagkopoulos , University of California Davis, USA
December 9   
Session 3: Protein and RNA circuits biodesign
Chair: AE Beatrix Suess, Technical University, Germany


December 10th-14th

Animal and Human Biodesign Sessions
Leading organizer: EiC Stanley Qi, Stanford University, USA

December 10   
Session 1: Design of mammalian systems for diagnostics and therapeutics
Chair: AE Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology, USA
December 11   
Session 2: Design of mammalian systems for biomedical discovery
Chair: AB AE Pamela Silver, Harvard University, USA
December 14   
Session 3: Design of mammalian systems


December 15th-16th

Plant Biodesign Sessions
Leading organizer: EiC Xiaohan Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

December 15   
Session 1: New technologies in plant synthetic biology
Chair: AE Bing Yang, University of Missouri, USA
December 16   
Session 2: Applications of synthetic biology in plants
Chair: AE June Medford, Colorado State University, USA

EiC Xiaohan Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Challenges and opportunities in the application of biosystems design in plants



December 17th-18th

General Session 2 and Closing Ceremony

Michael Levitt, Stanford University, USA

50 years of force field for Bio-Design: From empirical to knowledge-based, to quantum mechanical to machine learning

December 18    
Closing ceremony: Security and ethics of biosystems design
Chair: AE Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Closing remarks by the conveners and Poster award

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