Synthetic Biology Journal Club Schedule

We are a casual bi-weekly journal club with broad interest in Synthetic Biology.

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 4:30 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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Date Presenter Paper
November 17 Takeshi

Living material assembly of bacteriogenic protocells

December 01 Samuel

Mechanistic Insights into the Phase Separation Behavior and Pathway-Directed Information Exchange in all-DNA Droplets
December 15 Marius

Reconstitution of a minimal motility system based on Spiroplasma swimming by two bacterial actins in a synthetic minimal bacterium 

January 12 Yoshiki Optogenetic rejuvenation of mitochondrial membrane potential extends C. elegans lifespan
January 26 Stefano cancelled
February 09 Theo

Machine Learning Directed Aptamer Search from Conserved Primary Sequences and Secondary Structures

March 02 Bochen

Programmable synthetic biomolecular condensates for cellular control

March 09 Tomoya  
March 23 Benjamin  
March 30 Amy