Integrating Chemistry and Evolution To Program and Illuminate Biology

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Regency B (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
David R. Liu , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
A key behavior of living systems is their ability to evolve new and optimized function. Although this process can be accelerated in the laboratory, we remain limited in our ability to redesign genetic parts at will in order to construct cells with desired functions that are not found in Nature. This talk will discuss advances in developing new methods for directed evolution and their applications.