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|9.00 - 10.30||Session 1: Synthetic Biology Explained – Sponsored by Bio-Rad|
|Session Chair: A/Prof Brendan McMorran|
|9:00 – 9:15||Prof. Ewa Goldys, Director of MQ Biofocus Research Center, Macquarie University: ‘Welcome -Opening’|
|9.15 – 9:40||Dr Claudia Vickers, The University of Queensland: ‘What is Synthetic Biology?’|
|9.40 – 10:10||A/Prof Oliver Rackham, The University of Western Australia: ‘Re-engineering cellular gene expression’|
|10.10 – 10.30||Ms Alison McLennan, Australian National University: ‘BioBricks, Biopunks and Bioentreprenuers: Ethics, Law and the Emerging Science of Synthetic Biology’|
|10.30 – 11.00||Morning tea|
|11.00 - 12.30||Session 2: Synthetic Biology Explained continued – Sponsored by MQ Biofocus Research Centre|
|Session Chair: Prof Helena Nevalainen|
|11:00 – 11.15||Dr Louise Brown, Macquarie University: ‘iGEM as an undergraduate teaching tool’|
|11.15 – 11.35||USyd 2013 iGEM Team: ‘Keeping DCA at Bay - Assembly of synthetic constructs and cassettes for degradation of dichloroethane.’|
|11.35 – 11.55||Macquarie University 2013 iGEM Team: ‘Green is the new black - Expression of Chlorophyll within Escherichia coli’|
|11.55 – 12.10||Dr Ashley Franks, La Trobe University & Dr Gulay Mann, Defence Science Institute: ‘Synthetic Biology: Anaerobic whole cell biological sensors’|
|12.10 – 12.30||Prof Lars Nielsen, University of Queensland: ‘Metabolic and Regulatory Models for Synthetic Biology Design’|
|12.30 - 1.30||Lunch|
|1.30 - 3.00||Session 3: Applications of Bio-engineering and Synthetic Biology – Sponsored by GE Healthcare|
|Session Chair: Prof Nicki Packer|
|1.30 – 2.00||Prof Juliet Gerrard, University of Canterbury: ‘Protein nanotechnology: approaches to generating useful nanomaterials using protein tectons.’|
|2.00 – 2.20||A/Prof Bridget Mabbutt, Macquarie University: 'Morphing a new bio-brick: protein rings into nanoscaffolds'|
|2.20 – 2.40||Dr Colin Scott, CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Canberra: ‘Enzyme Engineering and Evolution’|
|2.40 – 3.00||Mr Yagiz Aksoy, Macquarie University: ‘A CRISPR way to model human diseases in Zebrafish’|
|3.00 - 3.30||Afternoon tea|
|3.00 - 5.00||Session 4: Applications of Bio-engineering and Synthetic Biology continued – Sponsored by Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University|
|Session Chair: Prof Ian Paulsen|
|3.30 – 4.00||Dr Lawrence Lee, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute: 'Artificial synthesis of biological nanomachines'|
|4.00 – 4.15||Mr Thomas Williams, The University of Queensland: ‘Engineered Quorum Sensing in S. cerevisiae’|
|4.15 – 4.30||Kiyoshi Ozawa: University of Wollongong ‘Current Cell-free Protein Synthesis’|
|4.30 – 4.50||Prof Kirill Alexandrov, University of Queensland: ‘Synthetic sensing and signal transduction cascades based on artificial autoinhibited proteases’|
|5.00 - 7.00||Mixer event (by invitation)|
Invited keynote speakers:
Prof Juliet Gerrard – University of Canterbury, New Zealand. For more information please click here.
Prof Lars Nielsen – University of Queensland. For more information please click here.
Prof Kirill Alexandrov – University of Queensland. For more information please click here.
A/Prof Oliver Rackham – University of Western Australia. For more information please click here.
A/Prof Bridget Mabbutt – Macquarie University. For more information please click here.
Dr Claudia Vickers – University of Queensland. For more information please click here.
Dr Colin Scott – CSIRO Ecosystem Science. For more information please click here.
Dr Lawrence Lee – Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. For more information please click here.
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