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

June 10-13, 2015

SEED 2015 was focused on advances in the science and technology emerging from the field of synthetic biology. We broadly defined this as technologies that accelerate the process of genetic engineering. It highlighted 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 span from in vitro experiments and viruses, through diverse bacteria, to eukaryotes (yeast, mammalian cells, plants). 

Thank you for attending SEED 2015! Please mark your calendars for the next SEED:

SEED 2016 will be held in Chicago, IL in June 2016. It will be chaired by Michael Jewett, Northwestern University.

Conference Chairs

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

Keynote Speakers

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

Steering Committee

  • Frances H. Arnold, Caltech
  • James Collins, Boston University
  • Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zurich
  • Ryan Gill, University of Colorado
  • Jeff Hasty, UCSD
  • Alicia Jackson, DARPA
  • Richard Murray, Caltech
  • Pamela A. Silver, Harvard University
  • Christopher Voigt, MIT


Proceedings of the 2015 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) are now available: