Saturday April 25 - Sunday April 26, 2015
Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Philip D. Gregory of Sangamo BioSciences at MSBW1.0Recognizing the fast emergence and potential significance of this field, the aim of this workshop series is to bring practitioners of mammalian synthetic biology together with experts from other relevant fields. The general goals of the workshop are to nucleate the nascent mammalian synthetic biology community, reach out to experts from other fields that can benefit from and contribute to this field, and define the important challenges and future directions.

The workshop provides a forum for exposition of the latest developments in the field and discussions of how experts from other fields can benefit from and contribute to mammalian synthetic biology. General topics: Mammalian Synthetic Biology Foundation Synthetic biology applications in scientific inquiry Synthetic biology applications in engineering and industrial applications External Topics ethical, safety, and policy issues methods of treatment diseases broaden beyond card-carrying synthetic biologists: therapeutics protein based RNA based drug screening microbiome stem cell cell based therapies diabetes & metabolic diseases cancer tissue engineering genetic disease understanding infectious disease vaccines.

The first workshop included breakout sessions to identify the main challenges and opportunities. Findings from the breakout sessions may be downloaded here.