Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (mSBW 5.0)

May 5-6, 2018
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We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fifth International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (mSBW 5.0). 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.”

Call for Abstracts open until Thursday, March 15th, 2018

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Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Yvonne Chen, University of California, Los Angeles (Chair)
  • Mo Khalil, Boston University (Chair)
  • Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chair)

Organizing Committee:

  • Leonidas Bleris, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Jon Chesnut, ThermoFisher
  • Tara Deans, University of Utah
  • Samira Kiani, Arizona State University
  • Joshua Leonard, Northwestern University
  • Leonardo Morsut, University of Southern California
  • Karen Polizzi, Imperial College of London
  • Junghae Suh, Rice University
  • Wilson Wong, Boston University
  • Shiva Kalinga‎, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nevin Summers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Charles Gersbach, Duke University

Featured Speakers

Crystal Mackall

Crystal L Mackall MD is Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine at Stanford University. She serves as Associate Director of Stanford Cancer Institute, Leader of the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at Stanford and Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Stanford. During her tenure as Head of the Immunology Section and Chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch, NCI, she built an internationally recognized translational research program spanning basic studies of T cell homeostasis and tumor immunology, and clinical trials of immune based therapies for...Read more

Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa received his Ph.D. from UCSD. He then undertook postdoctoral work at the Salk Institute in San Diego, before working at the Basel Institute for Immunology in Basel, Switzerland, where he performed his landmark immunology experiments. Tonegawa won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987 for “his discovery of the genetic principle for generation of antibody diversity.” He has since continued to make important contributions but in an entirely different field: neuroscience. Using advanced techniques of gene manipulation, Tonegawa is now unraveling the molecular,...Read more