The IET BioDesign 2015 (image)

13 - 15 December 2016 | IET London: Savoy Place

Programme

Tuesday 13 December 2016

12:30

Registration and lunch

13:20

Conference Chair’s welcome and introduction

Professor Richard Kitney, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

Professor Paul Freemont, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

13:30

Keynote speaker: Biomanufacturing to solve global challenges

Jay Keasling, Hubbard Howe Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Chief Executive Officer, Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA

14:30

Session 1a: DNA synthesis and assembly

Session 1b: Modelling

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00

Lightning talks 1a

Lightning talks 1b

17:00

Plenary session 1: Process engineering

Perspectives on the integration of synthetic biology and process engineering for new industrial processes

Nilay Shah, Professor of Process Systems Engineering. Director of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College, UK

17:30

Plenary session 2: Biotech

An innovative approach of the public / private interface

Pierre Monsan, Director, Toulouse White Biotechnology (TWB), France

18:00

Poster session - Refreshments and exhibition

19:00

Dinner

 

Wednesday 14 December 2016

09:00

Keynote: Bioeconomy

The Bioeconomy, the Challenge of the Century for Policy Makers.

James Philp, Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

10:00

Session 2a: Fluidics / automation / microfluidics

Session 2b: Modelling and control

11:00

Refreshments and networking break

11:30

Session 3a: Genome Editing

Session 3b: Sensors

12:30

Lunch and networking break

Policy Forum

13:30

Plenary session 3: Synthetic Genome

Genetics from scratch: designing and building synthetic eukaryotic chromosomes

Leslie Mitchell, Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, USA

14:00

Plenary session 4: Feedback and control

Better, Faster, Stronger: Shared resources and biomolecular feedback considerations for better
engineering of bacterial cells

Guy-Bart Stan, Reader in Engineering Design for Synthetic Biology, Imperial College, UK

14:30

Session 4a: Scale-up / fermentation

Session 4b: Genomes and synthetic genomes

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00

Keynote: Standards

The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) – an enabling standard for synthetic biology workflows

Anil Wipat, Professor of Integrative Bioinformatics, Newcastle University, UK

17:00

Poster session drinks reception and exhibition

 

Thursday 15 December 2016

09:00

Keynote: Industrial scale-ups

Engineering the scientific method for quality, reusability and scalability

Tim Gardner, Founder and CEO, Riffyn Inc, USA

10:00

Session 5a: Characterisation

Session 5b: Standards

11:00

Refreshments and networking break

11:30

Session 6a: Responsible innovation in the application space

Session 6b: Optimisation and control

12:30

Lunch and networking break

Industry forum

13:30

Plenary Session 5: Biosensors

Synthetic biology biosensors for healthcare and industrial biotechnology applications

Paul Freemont, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

14:00

Plenary Session 6: Microfluidics

Droplet-based microfluidics: Towards ultra-high-throughput chemistry and biology

Andrew deMello, Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland

14:30

Session 7a: Programming biology

Session 7b: ICT and interface electronics

15:10

Plenary session 7: Information and Communication Technology

Information and Communication Technology in Biodesign and Component Characterisation

Richard Kitney, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00

Keynote: Computation in Living Cells

Christopher A. Voigt, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Center (SBC), MIT, USA

17:00

Professor Richard Kitney (Conference Chair), concluding remarks and finish

Professor Paul Freemont, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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