New Meetup: Chris Anderson presents Clotho, the bioCAD platform for synthetic biology

From: Eri G.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:17 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for BioCurious!

What: Chris Anderson presents Clotho, a bioCAD platform for synthetic biology

When: Saturday, May 29,[masked]:00 PM

Hacker Dojo
140 A S Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94041

Chris Anderson, head of Anderson Lab at UC Berkeley, will present Clotho, a bioCAD platform for synthetic biology in development at his lab. In this special presentation to the DIY community, Anderson will look for members interested in developing Clotho plugins. Anderson Lab has already made some plugins and has plans to creating more over the summer as part of iGEM.

Clotho?now has an elaborate version of the pobol data model (lots more objects have been added), and the core deals with 1) connections to various databases, 2) getting objects from databases, xml, or serialized data, 3) creating validated objects ?in local memory 4) managing the interactions between objects, imposing format rules on things--basically it let's you do anything that is biologically reasonable, and doesn't let you do things that aren't, and 5) provides local installation and removal of plugins. ?All the various other desirable functions get provided by various types of plugins that can be written by anyone from the API. ?The plugins can talk to one another, to the core, etc, via the API.

Clotho history.

J. Christopher Anderson is an assistant professor in the department of bioengineering at UC Berkeley whose research focuses on foundational technologies and applications for synthetic biology. He received his bachelor?s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed his PhD at The Scripps Research Institute.

The Anderson Lab approach to synthetic biology is to target specific applications that challenge our conceptual and experimental toolkit and construct the foundational technologies needed to complete them.

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