Friday July 29

8:00-8:30          Breakfast - in Johnstone lobby

8:30-8:45          Welcome and Overview

8:45-9:00        Introduction to Synthetic Biology

            Dr. Lisa Scheifele, Loyola University Maryland

9:00-9:30       Introduction to Build-a-Genome

           Dr. Eric Cooper, Hartwick College

9:30-9:45     Introduction to the Three BAG Workflows

            Dr. Lisa Scheifele, Loyola University Maryland

9:45-10:30      Lab: Gene Assembly from oligos: TPCR

10:30-11:00    Break

11:00-12:00     Neochromosomes and synthesis of large DNAs

            Dr. Leslie Mitchell, Neochromosome, Inc.

12:15-1:15       Lunch in Johnstone Science Center

1:15-2:00         Lab: Gene Assembly from oligos: FPCR

2:00-3:15         Lab: Neochromosome Assembly via Golden Gate cloning

3:15-3:30         Break

3:30-4:30         Ethical issues in synthetic biology

            Dr. Todd Kuiken, Congressional Research Service

4:30-6:15         Lab: Running gels and transforming neochomosome assemblies

6:30-7:30         Dinner - in Chesbro Room


Saturday July 30

8:15-9:00        Breakfast

9:00-10:00      The Synthetic Yeast Project and its applications

            Dr. Jeremy Yu, New York University Institute of Systems Genetics

10:00-10:30     Lab: Analysis of Previous Day's work

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-12:00     Lab: Yeast culture, transformation, and Scramble

 12:00-1:00      Lunch in Johnstone Science Center

1:00-2:00         Case studies in Synthetic Biology

            Dr. Fran Sandmeier, Colorado State University-Pueblo

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

3:00-3:15       Break

3:15-4:30        Lab: Phage electroporation and culture

4:30-5:30        Hike of Table Rock Trail

6:00                Dinner at Autumn Cafe


Sunday July 31

8:15-9:00           Breakfast in Johnstone

9:00-9:30          Gene design and bioinformatics

9:30-10:30         Working session: Incorporating BAG into syllabi or reseach courses; Designing your own genes or


10:30-11:00       Break

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

12:00-1:00        Lunch in Johnstone Center

1:00                  Departure