Third Central US Synthetic Biology Workshop

@Northwestern University on September 10th and 11th, 2020

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

Danielle Tullman-Ercek (Northwestern), Co-Chair

Keith Tyo (Northwestern), Co-Chair

Kate Adamala (Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

James Chappell (Rice)

Neha Kamat (Northwestern)

Ting Lu (Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Tom Mansell (Iowa State)

Megan McClean (Wisconsin)

Mark Mimee (Univ. Chicago)

Chris Rao (Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Gabe Rocklin (Northwestern)

Rajib Saha (Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln)

Zengyi Shao (Iowa state)

Kevin Solomon (Purdue University)

Workshop Details (See Agenda for Details)

Day 1: September 10, 2020 starting at 12:00PM

Day 2: September 11, 2020 starting at 12:00PM

Registration fee: none (but space may be limited)

Location: Online

Zoom Link will be provided via email immediately prior to the start of sessions


  • Danielle Tullman-Ercek,

  • Keith Tyo

Logo design credit: Peter Tran, Northwestern GeneMods

Photo credit: Craig Jacobsen, WHS