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08 Apr
Open BME Seminar Series: Dr. James Collins
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Research

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

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Department of Bioengineering
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Open BME Seminar Series: Dr. James Collins

Title: "Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned"

Dr. J.J. Collins, PhD

 

Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science Professor

Institute for Medical Engineering & Science

Department of Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard;

Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Hosted by Dr. Sanjeev Shroff | University of Pittsburgh

Abstract:

Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists and biologists to model, design and construct biological circuits out of proteins, genes and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to rewire and reprogram organisms.  These re-engineered organisms are going to change our lives in the coming years, leading to cheaper drugs, rapid diagnostic tests, and synthetic probiotics to treat infections and a range of complex diseases.  In this talk, we highlight recent efforts to create synthetic gene networks and programmable cells, and discuss a variety of synthetic biology applications in biotechnology and biomedicine.

Biography:

Jim Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, as well as a Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. He is also a Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.  He is one of the founders of the field of synthetic biology, and his research group is currently focused on using synthetic biology to create next-generation diagnostics and therapeutics. Professor Collins' patented technologies have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices companies, and he has helped to launch a number of companies, including Synlogic and Sherlock Biosciences.  He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Rhodes Scholarship, a MacArthur "Genius" Award and the Dickson Prize in Medicine, and he is an elected member of all three national academies - the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.​​​​​​​

Dial-In Information

Please register at: https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MSUiecgNTLyXR5bM8HSnRA 

Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Open BME Seminar Series: Dr. James Collins

Title: "Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned"

Dr. J.J. Collins, PhD

 

Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science Professor

Institute for Medical Engineering & Science

Department of Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard;

Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Hosted by Dr. Sanjeev Shroff | University of Pittsburgh

Abstract:

Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists and biologists to model, design and construct biological circuits out of proteins, genes and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to rewire and reprogram organisms.  These re-engineered organisms are going to change our lives in the coming years, leading to cheaper drugs, rapid diagnostic tests, and synthetic probiotics to treat infections and a range of complex diseases.  In this talk, we highlight recent efforts to create synthetic gene networks and programmable cells, and discuss a variety of synthetic biology applications in biotechnology and biomedicine.

Biography:

Jim Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, as well as a Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. He is also a Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.  He is one of the founders of the field of synthetic biology, and his research group is currently focused on using synthetic biology to create next-generation diagnostics and therapeutics. Professor Collins' patented technologies have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices companies, and he has helped to launch a number of companies, including Synlogic and Sherlock Biosciences.  He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Rhodes Scholarship, a MacArthur "Genius" Award and the Dickson Prize in Medicine, and he is an elected member of all three national academies - the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.​​​​​​​

Dial-In Information

Please register at: https://cwru.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MSUiecgNTLyXR5bM8HSnRA 

Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

Topic

Research