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Life Engineering Symposium
August 19-20, 2005
University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Campus

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2005 Program and Audio Presentations

Reprogramming Molecules: DNA and Viruses Synthetic Therapeutic Bacteria
Synthetic Eukaryotic Cells / Stem Cells Applications, Ethics and Legal Issues
Sensors and Circuits Education
Engineering the Outputs Biologically-Inspired Robotics
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Reprogramming Molecules: DNA and Viruses

Christopher Voigt
University of California, San Francisco
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Ehud Shapiro
Weizmann Institute of Science
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Niles Pierce
California Institute of Technology

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Adam Arkin
University of California, Berkeley

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Craig Meyers
Penn State College of Medicine
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Synthetic Therapeutic Bacteria

Jay Keasling
University of California, Berkeley
Engineering Bacteria for Drug Production
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John M. Pawelek
Yale University
Use of Salmonella and Bordetella for Targeting and Destruction of Tumor Cells

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Christopher Voigt
University of California, San Francisco
Synthetic Design of Bacterial Delivery Agents

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Synthetic Eukaryotic Cells / Stem Cells

David Schaffer
University of California, Berkeley
Molecular Engineering of Gene and Stem Cell Therapies

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Chris Chen
University of Pennsylvania
Engineering Cellular Niches

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Wendell Lim
University of California, San Francisco
Reprogramming Cellular Signaling Systems
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Tanja Kortemme
University of California, San Francisco
Prediction and Design of Specificity in Protein-Protein Interactions

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Applications, Ethics and Legal Issues

Laurie Zoloth
Northwestern University
The Ethics of the Mutable World: Bioethics and Synthetic Biology

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Paul Rabinow
University of California, Berkeley
From Safety to Security

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Sensors and Circuits

Christina Smolke
California Institute of Technology
Programming Dynamic Cellular Behavior with Engineered Molecular Sensors

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Yohei Yokobayashi
University of California, Davis
Engineering RNA Genetic Switches for Synthetic Biology
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Mark S.P. Sansom
University of Oxford
Building Bridges Between Molecules and Systems: Can Simulations Help?
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Education

Andrew Ellington
University of Texas, Austin
Synthetic Biology as an Educational Exercise

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Engineering the Outputs

John Spudich
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Microbial Rhodopsins as Versatile Phototransducing Modules

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Lingchong You
Duke University
Programming Robust Population Dynamics by Cell-Cell Communication

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Edward Marcotte
University of Texas, Austin
Re-wiring Metabolic Circuitry

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Biologically-Inspired Robotics

Isao Shimoyama
The Tokyo University
Synthesis with MEMS

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Jordan Pollack
Brandeis University
Automatic Design and Assembly of Machines

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Metin Sitti
Carnegie Mellon University
Biologically Inspired Miniature Robots

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Applications

Roger Brent
The Molecular Sciences Institute
Systems Biology from the Alpha Project, the Security Issue, and Challenge Problems
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