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Conference Program


Wednesday, December 4th 

7:00 AM 9:00 AM Badge Pick-up/Check in
8:55 AM 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks: Vincent Noireaux and William Blake
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Freeze-Dried, Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

James J. Collins, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break 
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Session 1: Diagnostics and Circuits

Session Chair: Elizabeth Strychalski, NIST
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Invited Speaker: Using Cell-Free Systems to Develop and Deploy Biosensors That Meet Army Needs

Patricia Buckley, CCDC Chemical Biological Center
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Metabolic Perceptrons for Neural Computing in Cell Free Systems

Manish Kushwaha, INRA
11:20 AM 11:40 AM Persia for Direct Fluorescence Measurements of Transcription,Translation, and Enzyme Activity in Cell-Free Systems

Peter Carr, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
11:40 AM 12:00 PM Cell Free Operating Systems for Diagnostics

Andrew Ellington, University of Texas at Austin
12:00 PM 12:10 PM ARPA E announcement
12:10 PM 1:10 PM Lunch 
1:10 PM 3:00 PM Session 2: Diagnostics and Circuits

Session Chair: Melissa Takahashi, Cal State Northridge
1:10 PM 1:40 PM Invited Speaker: A Measurement Foundation for the Future of Cell-free Systems

Jane Romantseva, National Institute of Standards and Technology
1:40 PM 2:00 PM Tackling Global Health Challenges with Cell-Free Synthetic Biology: New Technologies for Rapid, on-Demand Water Quality Monitoring

Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
2:00 PM 2:20 PM Expanding the Scope of Cell-Free Diagnostics: Equipment-Free Quantification of Biomarkers in Human Serum

Monica McNerney, Georgia Institute of Technology
2:20 PM 2:40 PM Identification of Additive Formulations for Enhanced Shelf-Life and Productivity of E. coli Cell Extracts

Javin P. Oza, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
2:40 PM 3:00 PM INSPECTR - A breakthrough platform for cell-free molecular diagnostics

Paul Carlson, Sherlock Biosciences
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Break 
3:30 PM 5:00 PM Session 3: Building Biology

Session Chair: Sebastian Maerkl, EPFL
3:30 PM 3:50 PM Accessible and Easy-to-Use Educational Tools to Teach Molecular and Synthetic Biology Using Freeze-Dried, Cell-Free Technology

Ally Huang, miniPCR
3:50 PM 4:10 PM Rapidly Prototyping CRISPR Biology and Technologies with an All-E. coli Txtl System

Chase Beisel, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research
4:10 PM 4:30 PM Artificial Cells on a Chip

Roy Bar-Ziv, Weizmann Institute of Science
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Invited Speaker: Cell-free Cells

Kate Adamala, University of Minnesota
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Reception, Poster Session

Thursday, December 5th 

8:00 AM 10:00 AM Badge Pick-up/Check in
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Marileen Dogterom, TU Delft
10:00 AM 10:20 AM Break 
10:20 AM 12:00 PM Session 4: Circuits & Measurement

Session Chair: Filippo Caschera, LenioBio
10:20 AM 10:50 AM Invited Speaker: Paul Freemont, Imperial College London
10:50 AM 11:10 AM A Direct Gene Circuit - Electronic Interface for Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

Keith Pardee, University of Toronto
11:10 AM 11:30 AM Cell-Free Gene Expression in Synthetic Multicellular Structures and Organelles

Friedrich C. Simmel, TU Munich
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Invited Speaker: Integrated Mesoscale Synthetic Regulatory Networks Build from Genelets

Rebecca Schulman, Johns Hopkins University
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 3:00 PM Session 5: Prototyping and Characterization

Session Chair: Javin Oza, California Polytechnic State University
1:00 PM 1:15 PM Geometric Control of Bio-Machine Assembly By a Genetic Program on a Chip

Shirley S. Daube, Weizmann Institute of Science
1:15 PM 1:30 PM Engineering Synthetic Organelles to Spatially Organize Biochemical Reactions in Artificial Cells and Cell-Free Systems

Henrike Niederholtmeyer, University of California, San Diego
1:30 PM 1:45 AM A Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Platform for Rapid and Quantitative Protein-Protein Interaction Analysis

Andrew Hunt, Northwestern University
1:45 PM 2:00 PM Boosting the Activity of CHO-Based Cell-Free Protein

Chiara Heide, Imperial College London
2:00 PM 2:15 PM Large Scale Active-Learning-Guided Exploration to Maximize Cell-Free Production

Olivier Borkowski, Pasteur Institute, INRIA
2:15 PM 2:30 PM Prototyping Gene Expression in a Chloroplast Cell-Free System for Plant Engineering

Eszter Majer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:30 PM 2:45 PM A Cell-Free Biosynthesis Platform for Modular Construction of Protein Glycosylation Pathways

Weston Kightlinger, Northwestern University
2:45 PM 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM 5:30 PM Session 6: Prototyping and Characterization

Session Chair: Jane Romantseva, NIST
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Invited Speaker: Engineering Gene Regulatory Networks in Vitro

Sebastian Maerkl, EPFL
4:00 PM 4:20 PM Robust Cell Free Extract from Bacillus Subtilis to Prototype Engineered Spore Circuitry

Nigel Reuel, Iowa State University
4:20 PM 4:40 PM Metabolomic Characterization of Escherichia coli-Based Cell-Free Expression Systems for Process Optimization

Mark P. Styczynski, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:40 PM 5:00 PM Cell-Free Prototyping for CarbonSmartTMÂ solutions

Alex Mueller, LanzaTech
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Invited Speaker: Biodiscovery with Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

Zachary Sun, Tierra Biosciences
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Reception, Poster Session

Friday, December 6th 

8:00 AM 10:00 AM Badge Pick-up/Check in
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Cell-Free Synthetic Biology:Serving Society with Supernatural Processes and Products

Jim Swartz, Stanford University
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break 
10:30 AM 12:30 PM Session 7: Manufacturing

Session Chair: James Zawada, Sutro Biopharma
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Invited Speaker: Advanced Cell Free Processing: Considerations for Commercial Production

Caroline Cobb, Green Light Bio
11:00 AM 11:20 AM Engineering a Non-Canonical Redox Cofactor System for Biocatalysis

Han Li, University of California, Irvine
11:20 AM 11:40 AM On-Demand Endotoxin-Free Production of Protein Cancer Therapeutics from Thermostable Freeze-Dried Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Reagents

Bradley C. Bundy, Brigham Young University
11:40 AM 12:00 PM Fast and Furious: Cell-Free Biomanufacturing Approaches

Govind Rao, University of Maryland Baltimore County
12:00 PM 12:30 PM Invited Speaker: Enabling Design and Manufacture of Best-in-Class Protein Therapeutics By Cell-Free Production; Concept to Clinical Trials

Trevor J. Hallam, Sutro Biopharma
12:30 PM 12:45 PM Closing Remarks