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Technical Program



Day 1
Start Time End Time  
8:00 AM 4:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM 9:15 AM Welcome Remarks by Chairs Xiaojing Gao, Stanford University and Tara Deans, University of Utah
9:15 AM 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: From Precise Microbial Genomics to Precision Medicine, Ami Bhatt, Stanford University 
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Morning Coffee Break
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Session 1: The Evolution of mSBW Chairs: Xiaojing Gao and Ron Weiss 
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Invited Speaker: Liz Wayne, Carnegie Mellon
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Invited Speaker: Caleb Bashor, Rice University 
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Selected Abstract: Programmable Protein Delivery with a Bacterial Contractile Injection System, Joseph Kreitz, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Selected Abstract: Integrating Synthetic Biology and Niche Engineering to Produce TCR- and CAR-T Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells, Ross D. Jones, University of British Columbia
12:00 PM 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM 2:00 PM Keynote Speaker: From Mapping To Modeling The Architecture Of Human Cells, Emma Lundberg, Stanford University 
2:00 PM 3:30 PM Session 2: Foundational Technologies Chairs: Lacra Bintu and Mo Khalil 
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Invited Speaker: Navigating the Evolutionary Landscape: A Real-time Platform for Continuous Evolution of Biomolecules, Emma Chory, Duke University 
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Invited Speaker: Resource-aware construct design in mammalian cells, Francesca Ceroni, Imperial College London
3:00 PM 3:15 PM Selected Abstract: Targeted Epigenetic Perturbations Reveal a Quantitative Link between Chromatin Compaction and Epigenetic Memory, Taihei Fujimori, Stanford University
3:15 PM 3:30 PM Selected Abstract: Harnessing Protein-Protein Interactions for Programmable Control of Protein Secretion in Mammalian Cells, Alexander Vlahos, Stanford University 
3:30 PM 3:40 PM Funding Landscape and Opportunities at the NIH, Nichole Daringer, NIH/NIBIB
3:40 PM 5:10 PM Poster Session 1 with Afternoon Coffee Break
5:10 PM 6:40 PM Session 3: Reporters and Recorders Chairs: Leonardo Morsut and Tara Deans 
5:10 PM 5:40 PM Invited Speaker: John Ngo, Boston University 
5:40 PM 6:10 PM Invited Speaker: Continuous Recording Of Cell History Into DNA, Theresa Loveless, Rice University 
6:10 PM 6:25 PM Selected Abstract: Modular and Tunable Gene Expression Sensing and Response without Modifications to Endogenous Gene Coding Sequences, Fabio Caliendo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6:25 PM 6:40 PM Selected Abstract: Development of a Post-Transcriptional Modular Synthetic Receptor Platform for Therapeutic Applications and Research, Xiaowei Zhang, Stanford University
Day 2
Start Time End Time  
8:00 AM 4:00 PM Registration
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker: Chronogenetic gene circuits in synthetic biology: It’s about time, Farsh Guliak, Washington University 
9:45 AM 10:15 AM Morning Coffee Break
10:15 AM 11:45 AM Session 4: Circuits and Dynamics Chairs: Diego di Bernardo and Tara Deans 
10:15 AM 10:45 AM Invited Speaker: A Synthetic Protein-Level Neural Network in Mammalian Cells, Zibo Chen, Westlake University 
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Invited Speaker: Seeing and controlling dynamic cell biology with programmable reaction-diffusion circuits, Scott Coyle, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11:15 AM 11:30 AM Selected Abstract:Inteins in the Loop: A Framework for Engineering Advanced Biomolecular Controllers for Robust Perfect Adaptation, Stanislav Anastassov, ETH Zürich
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Selected Abstract: SNAP Circuits: A Highly-Modular Framework for Protein-Responsive RNA-Based Controllers, Kei Takahashi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11:45 AM 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM 1:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Engineering Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived T-Cell Development, Peter Zandstra, University of British Colombia 
1:30 PM 3:00 PM Session 5: Regenerative Medicine and Organoids + Translational Chairs: Leonardo Morsut and Katie Galloway 
1:30 PM 2:00 PM Invited Speaker: Anti-Hypertrophic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Autonomous RUNX2 Suppression in Engineered Cartilage, Rhima Coleman, University of Michigan
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Invited Speaker: Targeted Degradation of Membrane Proteins: A Heterobispecific Antibody Approach, Xin Zhou, Harvard Medical School 
2:30 PM 2:45 PM Selected Abstract: Genetically Engineered Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Utilizing Multi-Step Automated Differentiation Networks for Development of Three-Dimensional Liver Organoids, Deepak Mishra, MIT
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Selected Abstract: Design of Multicellular Synthetic Gene Circuits for Spatial Fate Propagation and Their Use for Programming the Elongation of Spheroids Made of Mammalian Cells, Josquin Courte, USC Keck School of Medicine 
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Poster Session 2 with Afternoon Coffee Break
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Session 6: Immunoengineering Chairs: Velia Siciliano and Rogelio Hernandez-Lopez 
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Invited Speaker: Decoding the language of signaling domains to control cell function, Kyle Daniels, Stanford University 
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Invited Speaker: Elucidating and manipulating immune biology using de novo engineered cytokine mimetics, Jamie Spangler, John Hopkins 
5:30 PM 5:45 PM Selected Abstract:Using Deep Learning to Generate Synthetic Proteins with Reduced Immunogenicity, Michael Garton, University of Toronto
5:45 PM 6:00 PM Selected Abstract: Systematic Conversion of Natural Human Receptors into Modular Synthetic Biosensors, Amparo Cosio, Northwestern University
6:00 PM 6:15 PM Closing Remarks by Chairs: Xiaojing Gao, Stanford University and Tara Deans, University of Utah