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 […]