Program Outline - Events and News - BioFocus

Program Outline - Events and News - BioFocus

Program Outline

 

 Program Outline:

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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