Fourth Central US Synthetic Biology Workshop

@University of Wisconsin-Madison
October 6th and 7th, 2022

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

Scott Coyle, UW-Madison (Co-Chair)

Laura Segatori, Rice (Co-Chair)

Ophelia Venturelli, UW-Madison

Niall Mangan, Northwestern

Ross Thyer, 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

Registration is now open! Submit your abstract for a talk or poster here.

Schedule TBD.

Location: Wisconsin Institute of Discovery

Keynote Speakers:

Kole Roybal, UCSF and ArsenalBio


  • Scott Coyle,

  • Laura Segatori,

Logo design credit: Peter Tran, Northwestern GeneMods