2020 Workshop Program

        All times are in Eastern time zone


Monday July 27

1:00-1:10 PM     Welcome and Overview

1:10-2:10            Introduction to Synthetic Biology

                Dr. Robert Newman, NC A&T University

2:10-3:10           Introduction to Build-a-Genome 

              Dr. Eric Cooper, Hartwick College

3:10-4:00           Introduction to the Three BAG Workflows

             Dr. Lisa Scheifele, Loyola University Maryland


Tuesday July 28

1:00-2:00 PM     Synthetic genomics and engineering of viral genomes

           Dr. Sam Nugen, Cornell University

2:00-3:00            Neochromosomes: Construction and Applications

           Dr. Leslie Mitchell, NYU Langone School of Medicine and Neochromosome, Inc.

3:00-4:00            The Scramble system (Synthetic chromosome recombination and modification by LoxP-mediated evolution)


Wednesday July 29

1:00-2:00 PM      Introduction to DNA synthesis

            Dr. Maung Nyan Win, GenScript Inc.

2:00-3:00             Introduction to DNA sequencing            

            Dr. Vince Buonaccorsi, Juniata College

3:00-4:00             Bioinformatics: Synthesizing and Verifying Genomes

           Dr. Lisa Scheifele, Loyola University Maryland


Thursday July 30

1:00-1:45            Models for incorporating BAG and challenges with implementation

1:45-2:30            Working session: Incorporating BAG into syllabi

2:30-3:15            Introduction to QUBEShub and Post-Workshop Activities

3:15-4:00            Assessment of Student Learning

            Dr. Kelsie Bernot, North Carolina A&T University


Friday July 31

1:00-2:00             The Future of Synthetic Biology   

            Dr. Jef Boeke, Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone School of Medicine 

2:00-3:00             Ethical issues in synthetic biology

           Dr. Todd Kuiken, NC State University

3:00-4:00            Teaching students about ethical issues in synthetic biology

         Dr. Fran Sandmeier, Colorado State University-Pueblo