2016 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED)

July 18-21, 2016

The Call for Abstracts for SEED 2016 is now open. The deadline to submit abstracts is Feb. 8, 2016. Click the button below for more information:

Call for Abstracts

SEED 2016 will focus on advances in the science and technology emerging from the field of synthetic biology.



  • Michael Jewett, Northwestern University
  • Emily Leproust, Twist Bioscience

Organizing Committee:

  • Matthew Wook Chang, National University of Singapore
  • Stephanie Culler, Genomatica
  • Doug Densmore, Boston University
  • Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Biosciences
  • Karmella Haynes, Arizona State University
  • Eric Klavins, University of Washington
  • Julius Lucks, Cornell University
  • June Medford, Colorado State University
  • Richard Murray, Caltech
  • Todd Peterson, Synthetic Genomics
  • Susan Rosser, University of Edinburgh
  • Pamela Silver, Harvard Medical School
  • Axel Trefzer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Christopher Voigt, MIT
  • Peng Yin, Harvard Medical School


  • Molecular programming of DNA and RNA
  • Cell-free systems 
  • Genome design and engineering
  • Mammalian cells, systems and medicine
  • Self-sustaining systems and photosynthetic driven bioproduction
  • Biological circuits in natural and engineered systems
  • Cutting edge applications
  • Bio-design automation
  • Biomaterials 
  • Engineering design meets evolution
  • Enabling technologies and platforms
  • Expanding the chemistry of living systems  

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