I haven't looked at all the videos below yet. I've only watched Steve Chu's video so far (our new Energy Secretary!) but I can't wait to watch the rest, especially the video about secreting spider silk in Salmonella. Whoa!
The Second International Conference on Synthetic Biology (SB2.0) took place on May 20-22, 2006, at the University of California, Berkeley. The conference brought together a diverse group of participants from a variety of disciplines, including some of the world's leaders in biological engineering, biochemistry, quantitative biology, biophysics, molecular and cellular biology, bioethics, policy and governance, and the biotech industry. A collaborative effort of Berkeley Lab, MIT, UC Berkeley, and UCSF, the conference sought to promote and guide the further, constructive development of the field.
SB2.0 began with two days of plenary talks and discussions focused on five research areas: energy, chemistry, health, materials, and foundational technologies. The third day of the conference focused on four key societal issues associated with synthetic biology: safety and security, public understanding & perception, ownership, and community organization.
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Chairman: Steven Chu - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / UC Berkeley
Craig Venter - J. Craig Venter Institute, "Synthetic Genomics"
Welcome: Jay Keasling - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / UC Berkeley
Opening Remarks: Graham Fleming -Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / UC Berkele
Timothy Gardner - Boston University, "Shotgun mapping of transcription regulation: the hunt for genetic gadgetry"
Arash Komeili - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / UC Berkeley, "Magnetite Biomineralization in Bacteria"
Dan Morse - UC Santa Barbara, "Biologically inspired nanofabrication"
Paul Rothemund - California Institute of Technology, "DNA origami"
Dyche Mullins - UC San Francisco, "From signal to structure: Engineering artificial cytoskeletons
Dyche Mullins - UC San Francisco, "From signal to structure: Engineering artificial cytoskeletons"
Vincent Noireaux - University of Minnesota, "Cell-free gene expression in synthetic vesicles"
Christina Smolke - California Institute of Technology, "Engineering nucleic acid-based molecular sensors for probing and programming cellular systems"
Drew Endy - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "On a System for Engineering Genetic Machines"
DNA SYNTHESIS PANEL:
Frances Arnold - California Institute of Technology, "New bacterial communication lines by laboratory evolution of LuxR"
Carolyn Bertozzi - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / Howard Hughes Medical Institute / UC Berkeley, "Chemical tools for probing the glycome"
Jack Szostak - Harvard, "Towards the Design and Synthesis of an Artificial Cell"
Chairman: Wendell Lim - UC San Francisco
David Schaffer - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / UC Berkeley, "Directed evolution of new viruses for gene delivery"
Chris Anderson - UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley, "Design of Tumor-Killing Bacteria"
Chris Voigt - UC San Francisco, "Secreting Spider Silk in Salmonella"
David Baltimore - California Institute of Technology, "Synthetic immunology"
David Baltimore - California Institute of Technology
Welcome: Jay Keasling & Drew Endy
SAFETY & SECURITY SESSION