SynBio Journal Club Archive

Past meetings

Summer 2020:

Date Presenter Paper
May 21  Samuel Cross-genus rebooting of custom-made, synthetic bacteriophage genomes in L-form bacteria
May 28 Stefano  Protein Engineers Turned Evolutionists (1) (2)
June 4 Vyankat  Allosteric Regulation of DNAzyme Activities through Intrastrand Transformation Induced by Cu(II)-Mediated Artificial Base Pairing
June 11 Takeshi Conditionally Replicative Adenovirus Controlled by the Stabilization System of AU-Rich Elements Containing mRNA 
June 18 Shiv Genome-scale Transcriptional Dynamics and Environmental Biosensing 
June 25 cancelled  
July 2 Kamila Cell-Free Protein Synthesis as a Prototyping Platform for Mammalian Synthetic Biology
July 9 Gear Hidden Specificity in an Apparently Nonspecific RNA-Binding Protein
July 16 cancelled  
July 30 Samuel  Sequence-based Engineering of Dynamic Functions of Micrometer-sized DNA droplets
August 6  Yoshiki Designer Protein Assemblies with Tunable Phase Diagrams in Living Cells


Spring 2020: 

Date Presenter Paper
January 16 Takeshi PERSIA for Direct Fluorescence Measurements of Transcription, Translation, and Enzyme Activity in Cell-Free Systems
January 30


Conditional control of RNA-guided nucleic acid cleavage and gene editing

February 6 Gear Isothermal digital detection of microRNAs using background-free molecular circuit
February 13 Kamila Design of Protein Logic Gate System Operating on Lipid Membranes
February 20 Yoshiki Reengineering a tRNA Methyltransferase to Covalently Capture New RNA Substrates
February 28 Samuel Codon usage influences fitness through RNA toxicity
March 5 Stefano

Machine learning-assisted directed protein evolution with combinatorial libraries

March 12 Vyankat Functional DNA Regulated CRISPR-Cas12a Sensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics of Non-Nucleic-Acid Targets
March 19 Shiv

Engineering orthogonal signalling pathways reveals the sparse occupancy of sequence space

March 26 Takeshi Application of Cell-Free Systems in Education (1) (2) (3)
April 2 Yumi

Decorating bacteria with self-assembled synthetic receptors

April 9 Gear Synthetic Sequence Entanglement Augments Stability and Containment of Genetic Information in Cells
April 16 Kamila
April 30  Yoshiki Engineering Methyllysine Readers and Writers for Allele-Specific Regulation of Protein-Protein Interactions