2015 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED)

June 10-13, 2015

SEED 2015 is focused on advances in the science and technology emerging from the field of synthetic biology. We broadly define this as technologies that accelerate the process of genetic engineering. It will highlight new tool development, as well as the application of these tools to diverse problems in biotechnology, including therapeutics, industrial chemicals and fuels, natural products, and agriculture. Systems will span from in vitro experiments and viruses, through diverse bacteria, to eukaryotes (yeast, mammalian cells, plants). 

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Conference Chairs

  • Dan Gibson, Synthetic Genomics/J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Pam Silver, Harvard University

Organizing Committee

  • Barry Canton, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Matthew Chang, National University of Singapore
  • Michelle Chang, UC Berkeley
  • Cynthia Collins, RPI
  • Doug Densmore, Boston University
  • Jim Haseloff, Cambridge University
  • Richard Murray, Caltech
  • Kristala Jones Prather, MIT
  • Chris Voigt, MIT
  • Peng Yin, Harvard University

Keynote Speakers

  • Jennifer Doudna, UC, Berkeley
  • Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zurich
  • Mark Ptashne, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Pam Silver, Harvard University