10 Years Into Synthetic Biology -- Latest Results and Various Perspectives
Drew Endy will join us for an evening at BioCurious to talk about his team's research in synthetic biology.
Abstract: We have recently shown that the core engineering ideas underlying synthetic biology, standards and abstraction, are not impossible to make true, and that when these ideas work DNA designs can work the first time. Much more work (most of the work) remains to be done. I will present our latest results, future research directions, and offer some opinions.
Biography: Drew Endy is a leader in the field of synthetic biology. Endy teaches bioengineering at Stanford University. He helped start iGEM, BioBricks, Gen9, BIOFAB, plus a few other things. An engineer by training and practice, Endy would like to make living matter fully programmable in service of reinventing how human civilization partners with nature to make things work.
He earned degrees in civil, environmental, and biochemical engineering at Lehigh and Dartmouth. He studied genetics and microbiology as a postdoc at UT Austin and UW Madison.