2021 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED)

SEED 2021 will focus on advances in science, technology, applications, and related investments in the field of synthetic biology.


  • Session 1: Translating Synthetic Biology into the Clinic

  • Session 2: Synthetic Biology Approaches in Pandemic Response

  • Session 3: Synthetic Biology for Safety, Security, and Defense

  • Session 4: Synthetic Biology for Agriculture, Food and Personal Care

  • Session 5: Computation, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning for Biological Design

  • Session 6: Cell-free Synthetic Biology

  • Session 7: Emerging Technologies

  • Session 8: Emerging Applications

  • Panel 1: Regulatory Aspects of Biotherapeutics and Diagnostics

  • Panel 2: Safety and Biosecurity

  • Panel 3: Scale up and Commercialization

  • Panel 4: Funder's Panel

  • Panel 5: Future and Opportunities in Synthetic Biology

Featured Speakers

Proteins, Pathways and Genomes: Innovations in Engineering Webinar

Live: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

 This webinar will share case studies how Inscripta leveraged its new CRISPR-based technology to design, generate, and screen libraries totaling > 200,000 single edits to improve lysine production in E. coli. 


Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers


Conference Chairs

  • Pamela Peralta-Yahya
    Georgia Tech
  • Tim Lu
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Organizing Committee

  • James Carothers
    University of Washington
  • Irene Chen
    University of California, Los Angeles
  • Sonya Clarkson
  • Mary Dunlop
    Boston University
  • Kamil Godula
    University of California, San Diego
  • Karmella Haynes
    Emory University
  • Nathan Hillson
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Chang Liu
    University of California, Irvine
  • Vincent Noireaux
    University of Minnesota
  • Christine Santos
    Manus Bio
  • Mark Styczynski
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Travis Young
  • Jesse Zalatan
    University of Washington
  • Joshua Leonard
    Northwestern University
  • Michael Miller

Apply for the Langer Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Excellence

The winner will be awarded unrestricted grants of up to $100,000 to assist researchers in pursuing Big Ideas that may lead to game-changing technical and commercial innovations. Applications are due May 1, 2021.

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