Cell Free Systems Conference

December 4-6, 2019
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The Cell Free Systems Conference will focus on understanding and isolating biochemical processes within the cell and using these technologies to expand the capabilities of existing biological systems.

Keynote Speakers:

Conference Chairs:

  • William Blake, Sherlockbio
  • Michael Jewett, Northwestern University
  • Vincent Noireaux, University of Minnesota

Organizing Committee:

  • Kate Adamala, University of Minnesota
  • Neha Kamat, Northwestern University
  • Paul Freemont, Imperial College London
  • Matthew Lux, Department of Defense 
  • Richard Murray, California Institute of Technology
  • Zachary Sun, Tierra Biosciences
  • James Swartz, Stanford University
  • Takuya Ueda, Waseda University, Tokyo

Featured Speakers

James Collins

James Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, as well as a Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. He is also a Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance.Read more