Virtual mSBW Technical Program | AIChE

Virtual mSBW Technical Program

** Program is Subject to Change - Last Update 12/4

All Times are Eastern Time. 

Eastern Time December 7, 2020
9:50 AM - 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Speaker: Engineering human gastrointestinal tissues from pluripotent stem cells

James Wells, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Hallway Chats and Stretch Break
10:45 AM - 11:40 AM Session 1: Immunology, Vaccination and Infectious Disease

Session Chair: Leonidas Bleris, University of Texas at Dallas
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Invited Speaker: What is in your water? Giving individuals the power to monitor their environments with cell-free synthetic biology

Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM Invited Speaker: Exploring the capacity to modulate macrophage function with biomaterials

Elizabeth Wayne, Carnegie Mellon University
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Thermal Control of Engineered T Cells

Mohamad Abedi, California Institute of Technology
11:40 AM - 11:55 AM Hallway Chats and Stretch Break
11:55 AM - 1:05 PM Session 2: Organoids

Session Chair: Leonardo Morsut, University of Southern California
11:55 AM - 12:15 PM Invited Speaker: Engineering solutions for kidney organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells

Nuria Montserrat, Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya
12:15 PM - 12:35 PM Invited Speaker: Synthetic morphogenesis: what do cells know how to do for themselves, and when and why is external information required?

Jamie Davies, University of Edinburgh
12:35 PM - 12:50 PM Optogenetic Control of Apical Constriction Induces 3D Deformation in Mammalian Epithelia

Guillermo Martínez Ara, EMBL Barcelona
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM Cell-State Specific Digital to Analog Signal Conversion in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Laura Prochazka, University of Toronto
1:05 PM - 2:00 PM Poster Session
Eastern Time December 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary Speaker: The pandemic coronavirus: replication, disease and immunity

Britt Glaunsinger, University of California, Berkeley
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Hallway Chats and Stretch Break
10:40 AM - 11:20 AM Session 3: Immunology, Vaccination and Infectious Disease

Session Chair: Joshua Leonard, Northwestern University
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Invited Speaker: Katharina Ribbeck, MIT
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Invited Speaker: Development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines using nucleoside-modified mRNA

Norbert Pardi, University of Pennsylvania
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM  Synthetic Biology Funding Opportunities at the NIH

David Rampulla, NBIB
11:25 AM - 12:10 PM Career Workshop

Session Chair: Tara Deans, University of Utah
11:25 AM - 11:40 AM Plenary Speaker: Robert Deans, Chief Scientific Officer, Synthego
11:40 AM - 12:10 PM Panel Discussion

Katie Galloway, Assistant Professor, MIT

Tim Lu, Associate Professor, MIT and Co-founder & CEO of Senti Biosciences

Ernesto Andrianantoandro, Editor, Cell Press
12:10 PM - 2:20 PM Session 4: Foundational Advances and Control Engineering

Session Chair, Laura Segatori, Rice University
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Invited Speaker: Detangling DNA: Balancing biophysical tradeoffs drives cellular reprogramming

Katie Galloway, MIT
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Invited Speaker: A mammalian cell programming platform that integrates synthetic biology and computer-aided design

Alec Nielsen, Asimov
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM Neural Computing in Mammalian Cells

Christian E. Cuba Samaniego, UCLA
1:05 PM - 1:20 PM Modular RNA-Responsive Elements for Versatile Eukaryotic Translational Control

Evan Zhao, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
1:20 PM - 1:35 PM Uncoupling gene expression noise along the central dogma using genome engineered human cell lines

Taek Kang, University of Texas at Dallas
1:35 PM - 1:50 PM Development of a Toggle Switch Based on Post-Transcriptional Regulation That Resists Epigenetic Silencing

1:50 PM - 2:05 PM Rosa26 Docking Sites for Investigating Genetic Circuit Silencing in Stem Cells

Mark Livingston, University of Utah
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM Addressing Gene Expression Burden in Mammalian Cells

Timothy Frei, ETH Zürich
2:20 PM - 2:25 PM Closing Remarks