Fourth Central US Synthetic Biology Workshop

@Northwestern University on September 9th and 10th, 2021

Our goal is to create a recurring workshop that brings together synthetic biology researchers and companies from institutions in the Central US. These meetings could help identify areas in which we could work across groups, and between academia, industry, and government, on moonshot research opportunities and to foster the emergence of a vibrant synthetic biology bioeconomy in the Central US.

Organizing Committee

Ophelia Venturelli, UW-Madison (Co-Chair)

Niall Mangan, NU (Co-Chair)

Ross Theyer, Rice

George Lu, Rice

Brian Dickinson, U Chicago

Mark Mimee, U Chicago

Laurie Leonelli, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Shannon Sirk, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Phillip Romero, UW-Madison

Megan McClean, UW-Madison

Gabriel Rocklin, NU

Zhenyi Shao, Iowa State

Tom Mansell, Iowa State

Nigel Reuel, Iowa State

Rajib Saha, U. Nebraska-Lincoln

Aaron Engelhart, U. Minnesota-Twin Cities

Eun Joong Oh, Purdue

Workshop Details

Check back for more details.

Abstract submission and registration are now open!

Abstract and in-person registration deadline: July 30th (registration fee $15-20 will be requested after deadline.)

Remote registration: August 31st (no fee)

Location: Hybrid: Online/NU, in-person attendance may be limited.

Keynote Speakers:

Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Rice

Huimin Zhao, U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


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