2019 Workshop Program


Friday August 16

8:00-8:30              Breakfast

8:30-8:45              Welcome and Overview

8:45-9:45            Introduction to Synthetic Biology

Dr. Robert Newman, NC A&T University

9:45-10:30           Introduction to Build-a-Genome

           Dr. Eric Cooper, Hartwick College

10:30-10:45         Break

10:45-11:45         Assessment

Dr. Kelsie Bernot, NC A&T University 

12:00-1                 Lunch

1:00-2                    Introduction to the Three BAG Workflows

            Dr. Lisa Scheifele, Loyola University Maryland

2:00-3                    Lab: Gene Assembly (Donnelly Science Center 377)

            Dr. Mark Jones, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

3:00-3:30              Break

3:30-4:30              Bacteriophages: Genomes and Therapies

            Bri'Anna Horne, Adaptive Phage Therapeutics

4:30-7:00              Social hour and Dinner

7:00-8:00              Neochromosomes: Construction and Applications

           Dr. Leslie Mitchell, NYU


Saturday August 17

8:30-9:00              Breakfast

9:00-9:30            Introduction to DNA synthesis

9:30-10:30           Introduction to DNA sequencing            

Dr. Vince Buonaccorsi, Juniata College

10:30-11               Break

11:00-12               Assembling synthetic genomes: Herpesvirus

           Lauren Oldfield, J Craig Venter Institute

12:00-1                 Lunch

1:00-2                    Lab: Synthesizing and verifying genomes (Donnelly Science Center 377)

2:00-3                    Models for incorporating BAG into your class and challenges with implementation

3:00-3:30              Break

3:30-5                    The Future of Synthetic Biology

           Dr. Leslie Mitchell, NYU

5:00-7:30              Dinner

7:30-9:00              Ethical issues in synthetic biology

           Dr. Todd Kuiken, NC State University


Sunday August 18

8:00-8:30              Breakfast

8:30-9:30            Working session: Incorporating BAG into syllabi

9:30-10:30           Lab: Yeast culture, transformation, and Scramble (Donnelly Science Center 341) or Phage electroporation and culture                             (Donnelly Science Center 377)

10:30-11               Break

11:00-12               Introduction to QUBEShub and Post-Workshop Activities

12:00-1                 Lunch

1:00                      Departure