About the Virtual SynCell2020 Symposium

This three-day webinar will provide a snapshot of cutting-edge research on bottom-up synthetic biology happening around the world and provide a preview of an in-person SynCell conference that will take place in 2021.

Featuring global leaders in bottom-up synthetic biology, each day will include:

  • tutorials for student researchers on cross-cutting techniques and tools;
  • highlights of research and education programs shaping the future synthetic cell research; and
  • keynote presentations of grand challenges, opportunities, and potential benefits of bottom-up synthetic cell design and technology.

Registered participants will have the opportunity to submit questions to speakers and the sessions will be live-streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Virtual Program and Speakers

Featured Invited Speakers

Kate Adamala

University of Minnesota

Eberhard Bodenschatz

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Nick Carroll

University of New Mexico

Laura De Laporte

Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Aachen

Marileen Dogterom

Delft University of Technology

Andrew Ellington

University of Texas - Austin

Drew Endy

Stanford University

Michael Grunze

Max Planck School of Matter to Life

Karin Jacobs

University of Saarbrucken

Reinhard Lipowsky

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

Gabriel Lopez

University of New Mexico

Joachim Spatz

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research

Darko Stefanovic

University of New Mexico

Jim Werner

Los Alamos National Laboratory