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Schedule

Thursday, June 10, 2004
8:00 - 9:00 Registration, breakfast, & poster setup
9:00 - 9:20 Opening remarks

Drew Endy

9:20 - 10:00 The role of computational protein design in synthetic biology

Homme Hellinga

10:00 - 10:40 Rewiring cell signaling pathways

Wendell Lim

10:40 - 11:20 Designing gene switches and reprogramming cells and organisms: Software and hardware for genomes

Carlos Barbas

11:20 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:10 Biological simplicity

Tom Knight

1:10 - 1:50 Synthetic biology: A reduced genome approach

Fred Blattner

1:50 - 2:10 Break
2:10 - 2:50 Design of proteins, pathways and whole genomes using natural evolutionary processes and molecular computation

Pim Stemmer

2:50 - 3:30 DNA synthesis: Genes today, genomes tomorrow

John Mulligan

3:30 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 5:00 Biological property rights (panel discussion)

Roger Brent, Pim Stemmer

5:00 - 6:30 Poster session and reception
6:30 - 8:00 Dinner
Friday, June 11, 2004
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:10 Design, construction and refinement of gene circuitry

Michael Savageau

9:10 - 9:50 Programmable cells and synthetic gene networks

Jim Collins

9:50 - 10:10 Gene Network Engineering in Mammalian Cells

Beat Kramer

10:10 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:10 Noisy machines: Gene expression in single cells

Michael Elowitz

11:10 - 11:30 Tracking RNA Dynamics in live E. coli cells

Ido Golding

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:10 Engineering digital, analog, and transient behavior in individual cells and cell communities

Ron Weiss

1:10 - 1:50 Amorphous computing: pattern formation in silicio

Radhika Nagpal

1:50 - 2:10 Break
2:10 - 2:50 Synthetically modified structural proteins -- building blocks for nanoscale materials

Matt Francis

2:50 - 3:30 Retooling bacteria for drug production

Jay Keasling

3:30 - 3:50 Break
3:50 - 4:50 Current & future biological risk (panel discussion)

George Poste

4:50 - 5:10 Break
5:10 - 6:00 Assembling ethics in an ecology of ignorance

Paul Rabinow

Saturday, June 12, 2004
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 Parts, devices & systems: engineering biology at MIT

Drew Endy, Randy Rettberg, et. al

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Break
10:45 - 12:00 Parts, devices & systems: engineering biology at MIT (cont.)

Drew Endy, Randy Rettberg, et. al

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 The future of DNA & genome synthesis: design, error correction, assembly, safety, & applications

George Church (discussion chair), Pete Carr, Franco Cerrina, Tom Knight, John Mulligan

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