Cell-free Synthetic Biology Workshop

The scope:

Synthetic biology is a research field to study fundamental aspects of living systems from bottom-up construction. One of promising approaches in synthetic biology is "cell-free biology" at which one use defined factors or functional extracts of biochemical molecules as a platform. This cell-free approach has enormous potential to be expanded toward genomics, biophysics, evolution, and possible origin of life. In this workshop, we invite scientists who advance this field as pioneers (including Prof. Shimizu (PURE system) and Prof. V. Noireaux (TX/TL toolbox)) and discuss recent developments of cell-free biology of artificial cells. and its future

Date and time:

11/25(Sat), 2017. 13:00-18:00


Kyushu University, Department of Physics, Ito Campus. Direction to Ito Campus

Room : West Building 1st, 7th Floor, W1A713


  • Prof. Vincent Noireaux
  • Prof. Masayuki Imai
  • Prof. Yoshihiro Shimizu
  • Prof. Kei Fujiwara
  • Prof. Yutetsu Kuruma
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13:00-13:40 Yoshihiro Shimizu, RIKEN QBiC

"Synthetic and systems biological application of the PURE system "

13:40-14:20 Kei Fujiwara, Keio University

"Understanding design principles of living cells through creating cell-mimics"


14:40-16:00 Vincent Noireaux, Minnesota University

"The all E. coli TXTL toolbox: from gene circuits to minimal cells in test tubes "


16:20-17:00 Yutetsu Kuruma, Tokyo Institute of Technology

"Reconstruction of functional cell membrane based on cell-free system"

17:00-17:40 Masayuki Imai, Tohoku University

"Vesicle growth coupled with template polymerization"

17:40-18:00 Yusuke T. Maeda, Kyushu University

"Surface shapes cell-free gene expression in a minimal bioreactor"

19:00- Post-workshop discussion at Susenji

Registration: Please send "name" and "affiliation" to Yusuke Maeda by email. We can accept registration by 11/22, 17:00.

Contact: Yusuke T. Maeda, ymaeda@phys.kyushu-u.ac.jp