Program Outline - Events and News - BioFocus

Program Outline - Events and News - BioFocus

Program Outline

Program Outline:

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