Synthetic Biology Journal Club Schedule

We are a casual bi-weekly journal club with broad interest in Synthetic Biology. Although presentations often tend to be about RNA papers, since it's the area of expertise for many members, we want to diversify (especially Gear).

Preparation for a presentation is minimal: read the paper, copy figures into a Powerpoint file, make a quick Google/Wikipedia search about the background, and leave the rest for group discussion.

We meet every second Wednesday at 4 pm in one of the teaching classrooms in Lab 3, level B, usually B711. If we're not there, peek into other classrooms - we should be there! 

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Summer break until September 2, 2021

Date Presenter Paper
September 1 Stefano

Designer membraneless organelles sequester
native factors for control of cell behavior

September 15 Marius

Prooxidative chain transfer activity by thiol groups in biological systems

September 29 Lara

Assembling stable syntrophic Escherichia coli communities by comprehensively identifying beneficiaries of secreted goods  

October 13 Takeshi

Multiplex suppression of four quadruplet codons via tRNA directed evolution.

October 27 Yoshiki

De novo design of modular and tunable protein biosensors

November 10 Samuel

A DNA-of-things storage architecture to create materials with embedded memory.

November 24 Gear  
December 8 Vyankat