Title: Building Robots that Teach
Speaker: Brian Scassellati
Affiliation: Yale University
Prof. Gordon Berman, Emory University
Host: Stephens unit
Seminar: "Precision Medicine or Privileged Medicine? Connecting Biomedical Research to Health Care Practice."Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
When developing a drug, biomarker, or treatment approach, how will it actually work in patients, and how will it change the decisions that are made during treatment? Doctors, patients, and other stake holders each have different concerns about the costs/benefits at each stage of a medical treatment, and these concerns are not always effectively met. We focus on these issues in a teaching setting at Brown University (USA) as a lot of the tools for translating research into healthcare are generally relevant to how we do collaborative research.
After Skill Pill+: Evolutionary Genomics, you will never look at termite gut the same way again.
Skill Pills+ are special Skill Pills where Japanese students are invited to join. All OISTers are, of course, welcome to join as well.
The teachers will be the Bourguignon Unit.
Skill Pill+: Evolutionary Genomics will introduce concepts related to DNA analysis of termite gut microbiome, directly taught by researchers of the Evolutionary Genomics Unit led by Tom Bourguignon.
Dr. Massimo Merighi
Associate Head of Metabolic Engineering, Ginkgo Bioworks (Boston, MA, USA)
Rapid pathway prototyping for novel bio-based chemicals: Case Studies from Ginkgo Bioworks
In this Innovation Forum hosted talk, Ginkgo Bioworks Associate Head of Metabolic Engineering, Dr. Massimo Merighi, will discuss several case studies of pathways developed by Ginkgo, in particular one involving the engineering of a substrate co-feed in Escherichia coli, including a history of how this design cycle has evolved over time to take advantage of new technological developments.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Discussion of the recent article by T. Faulkner, M. Li and H. Wang "A modular toolkit for bulk reconstruction" by Sudip Ghosh.
Seminar: "Large-scale grain-boundary-free copper films for nanoplasmonics" & "Single-shot intensity-corrected phase tagging for weak carrier-envelope-phase effects" by Dr. Soo Hoon ChewFriday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Seminar: "Large-scale grain-boundary-free copper films for nanoplasmonics" & "Single-shot intensity-corrected phase tagging for weak carrier-envelope-phase effects" by Dr. Soo Hoon Chew, Pusan National University
Ginkgo Bioworks and the challenges of making biology easier to engineer
How an MIT spin-off company founded by 4 graduate students designs microbes for the fragrance, food, agriculture, and pharmceutical industries