Session ST1
ST1: Synthetic Biology
Wednesday, April 30, 2014: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Grand Ballroom D-E, lobby level (Hilton Clearwater Beach)
Joshua S. Yuan - Texas A&M University, College Station, TX and Steven D. Brown - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
New biological systems can be created and the advance of high-speed low-cost sequencing and gene fabrication. The advances in this new approach to designing and understanding these novel biological systems are presented by invited speakers.

Challenges and Opportunities in Synthetic Biology
Huimin Zhao, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Biomanufacturing Paradigm Shift: From Living Microorganisms to In vitro Biosystems
Y.-H. Percival Zhang1, Chun You1, Zhiguang Zhu2 and Joe Rollin2, (1)Biological Systems Engineering Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, (2)Cell Free Bioinnovations Inc, Blacksburg, VA
The DNA Synthesis Program at the Joint Genome Institute
Len Pennacchio, Genomics, DOE Joint Genome Institute, Walnut Creek, CA
Plant synthetic biology tools to transform bioenergy feedstocks
Wusheng Liu1, Jonathan Willis2, Yanhui Peng1, Reginald Millwood1, Yi Sang1, Mitra Mazarei3 and Neal Stewart1, (1)Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, (2)University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, (3)Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Synthetic Design of Photosynthetic Hydrocarbon Production Systems
Joshua S. Yuan, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
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