Past Meetup

Cafe Synthetique: Writing on DNA: synthesis and information storage

Hosted by Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup

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Biopolymers are an attractive alternative to store and circulate information. DNA combines remarkable longevity with high data storage densities. Accurately synthesized DNA and has been demonstrated as a means for preserving digital information.

Inspired by the dynamic, biological regulation of epigenetic information, Dr Pierre Murat from the Department of Chemistry will present how binary data can undergo controlled changes when encoded in synthetic DNA strands.

Jiahao Huang is co-founder of Nuclera Nucleics a next-generation DNA synthesis company creating tailored solutions for the synthetic biology industry. He will cover the history of DNA synthesis, and how they approach it using engineered enzymes. Jiahao will also discuss why he believes their platform will enable the rapid and cost-effective production of highly accurate, ultra-long DNA strands and genome libraries for protein, biological pathway, and ultimately genome-scale engineering.

Join us for a chance to catch up with the Cambridge synthetic biology community over informal talks, discussion and pub snacks.