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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
    Applications


    Reprogramming Molecules: DNA and Viruses

    Christopher Voigt
    University of California, San Francisco
    Welcome
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    Ehud Shapiro
    Weizmann Institute of Science
    Injecting Life with Computers
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    Niles Pierce
    California Institute of Technology
    Engineering DNA Motors and Sensors

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    Adam Arkin
    University of California, Berkeley
    Engineering Considerations in Viral Systems

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    Craig Meyers
    Penn State College of Medicine
    AAV2 as a Potential Anticancer Therapy
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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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    Michael Simpson was awarded a Futures Signaling grant in April 2004.  Read his article in Nature, February 2, 2006.  Gene Network Shaping of Inherent Noise Spectra. 

    Lee Bardwell was awarded a Futures Signaling grant in April 2004.  Read his article in Molecular Systems Biology, October 18, 2005.
    A Theoretical Framework for Specificity in Cell Signaling
     



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