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

Amy Weeks, UW-Madison Ross Thyer, Rice

George Lu, Rice Brian Dickinson, U Chicago

Mark Mimee, U Chicago Laurie Leonelli, UiUC

Shannon Sirk, UiUC 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 closed. Check out the abstracts and agenda for the meeting!

Schedule can be found here.

Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Keynote Speakers:

Kole Roybal, UCSF, and ArsenalBio

Ludmilla Aristilde, Northwestern


  • Scott Coyle,

  • Laura Segatori,

Logo design credit: Peter Tran, Northwestern GeneMods


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