Programming Cells With Synthetic Gene Networks

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 202 (Hynes Convention Center)
Eric Klavins, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Natural genetic circuits enable cells to process information and make sophisticated decisions. Building synthetic genetic circuits in cells is now possible, and furthermore, such circuits can be connected to the cell’s upstream chemical sensors and to downstream behaviors such protein synthesis. This talk will discuss design frameworks for and experimental demonstrations of computational circuitry within genetically engineered cells, concluding with challenges and potential applications.