WELCOME

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fourth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (mSBW 4.0) (Download flyer). This workshop will explore the latest trends and advances in the field, including recent foundational accomplishments and applications in addressing challenges to human health and beyond.  This one-and-a-half day meeting brings together world’s leading researchers in synthetic biology, mammalian and cellular biology, and bioengineering from academic as well as industry partners. Our scientific program will include topics in many applications of Genome Engineering & Epigenome Biology, Systems & Genetic Circuits, Developmental & Regenerative Biology, Therapeutic Delivery Systems, and a panel on Synbio Regulatory: “Moving Synthetic Biology to Clinic”

We are also soliciting your contributions as SHORT TALKS and/or POSTERS  as a means to disseminate the most up-to-date research and commercial applications which complement the presentations from the leaders in these fields.  Submit your Abstract by March 31st.

–Please join us as we build the foundation for this exciting and promising new field

mSBW 4.0 will be held at Boston University
on May 6-7, 2017 at CILSE
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Featured plenary speakers:

Dr. GEORGE CHURCH
George is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Director of a U.S. Department of Energy Technology Center and a National Institutes of Health Center of Excellence in Genomic Science. His 1984 Harvard PhD included the first methods for direct genome sequencing, molecular multiplexing & barcoding. His innovations have contributed to nearly all “next generation” DNA sequencing methods and companies. This plus his lab’s work on chip-DNA-synthesis, gene editing and stem cell engineering resulted in founding additional application-based companies spanning fields of medical diagnostics & synthetic biology. He has also pioneered new privacy, biosafety, ELSI, environmental & biosecurity policies

Paula HammondDr. PAULA HAMMOND
David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Hammond is is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and a founding member of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. Her laboratory focuses on the molecular design and synthesis of self-assembling polymeric systems for a range of electro-optical, electro-mechanical and biological applications. In cancer research, Hammond’s work focuses on the generation of polymer-based films and nanoparticles for drug delivery. She was recently named the new head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, the first woman and the first person of color appointed to the post.

**View the previous workshop program, speakers, and booklet**

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