Jay Park, a junior CBE major in the Lucks Lab has been chosen by Genentech to win the Scheele Outstanding Junior Award. The award “recognizes a student who excels in scholarship, leadership, and campus activities, and is given to a student who “upon graduation will be a positive reflection of […]
Kyle graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is interested in future career as an entrepreneur, and has spent his summers interning at companies including Genentech, Inc. and the former Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. In his spare time, Kyle participates in intramural sports and advises the NY […]
Organized by Dan Gibson, Sang Yup Lee and Pam Silver, this is looking like a who’s who of Synthetic Biology –http://www.csh-asia.org/design11.html. Julius is talking in the ‘Designing with RNA’ section.
Welcome Jay Park, Helen Tan and Matt Carter!
SynBERC – the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center led by Jay Keasling – recently admitted Julius as an affiliated investigator – http://www.synberc.org/people#affiliates. The bi-annual SynBERC retreats are invaluable gatherings of researchers pushing the boundaries of synthetic biology. What an honor!
Just a little blurb from attending the industry day. It is going to be very exciting to see what ideas come out of this program. http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/06/darpa-to-offer-30-million-to-jump.html?ref=hp
Many, many thanks to the wonderful group of people I worked with to make this the best conference I have ever gone to – Caroline Ajo Franklin, Jeff Tabor, Drew Endy, Holly Mililion, Lauren Ha and Thi van anh Thach. I learned a tremendous amount in the process, and it […]
Building up to SB 5.0, Erica Check Hayden, checked in to see how the conference was shaping up – http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110614/full/474261a.html. It turned out to be a great piece on the state of the field of Synthetic Biology, and the excitement surrounding SB 5.0. And SHAPE-Seq got a plug too!
The article that Julius and Sera worked on when Sera was a graduate student at Cornell (and Julius was visiting with David Nelson on his sabbatical) finally came out in the Quarterly Review of Biology – http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1086/659884. A LOT of press about it, including – http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=let-them-eat-dirt-11-06-03 .
I can honestly say that we didn’t plan it like this, but the two SHAPE-Seq papers – “Multiplexed RNA structure characterization with selective 2’-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension sequencing (SHAPE-Seq).” (10.1073/pnas.1106501108) and “Modeling and automation of sequencing-based characterization of RNA structure.” (10.1073/pnas.1106541108) – came out on the heels of […]
What a great way to wrap up a Miller Fellowship. Julius, Stanley Qi and Adam Arkin featured in a few stories about our versatile RNA transcription engineering recently published in PNAS (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1015741108). ‘Biological Circuits for Synthetic Biology’ –http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Biological_Circuits_for_Synthetic_Biology_999.html And that’s the Arkin lab RNA bench where a lot of SHAPE-Seq […]
We were really lucky to get the IEEE Spectrum Cover this month for our article “Synthetic Biology’s Hunt for the Genetic Transistor” –http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/synthetic-biologys-hunt-for-the-genetic-transistor/0 . This was a lot of fun writing, and I hope we were convincing that electronics analogies have a large role in Synthetic Biology, ONCE we master some […]