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Biological Design Center Kickoff Symposium

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Questrom School of Business

595 Commonwealth Ave

Hariri Auditorium

Boston, MA 02215

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**Due to popular demand, we have moved across the street to a larger venue!** We are now going to be at the Questrom School of Business, Hariri Auditorium. 595 Commonwealth Ave.

Spaces are now open but the registration deadline is approaching, so please register now.

Please join us on June 1st, 2017 for a kickoff celebration and Inaugural Symposium marking the official opening of the Biological Design Center (BDC) at Boston University. This all-day event will feature talks by distinguished scientists and engineers working on diverse aspects of biological design ranging from molecular-scale investigations to tissue-level engineering. The day will end with a Charles Cantor Lecture delivered by Prof. Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University, followed by a reception for all attendees.


In accordance with the mission of BDC, the event will integrate across the broad landscape of biological science and technology with speakers and guests joining us from both academia and industry.


Attendees from across the broad scientific community are welcome. Registration is free but space is limited.



Featured Speakers:

Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., Princeton University

Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen C. Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Doug Johnson, Ph.D., Pfizer

Narendra Maheshri, Ph.D., Ginkgo Bioworks

Geraldine Hamilton, Ph.D., Emulate

David Kaplan, Ph.D., Tufts University


For more information, please see: http://sites.bu.edu/bubdc/biological-design-center-kickoff-event


Our Mission

The BDC seeks to rigorously understand life’s design principles and re-engineer them to revolutionize our approach to addressing critical challenges in human health and the environment.

The BDC builds synthetic biological systems as a way to understand life’s designs. Using forward engineering technologies such as synthetic biology, cellular engineering, and directed assembly to build biological systems from simpler subcomponents, the BDC is developing a principles-based understanding of functional systems ranging from molecular signal transduction and genetic circuits to multicellular tissues to microbial ecosystems, and harnessing this knowledge for research and therapeutic applications. To accomplish this, the BDC fosters unconventional mixing and matching of disparate research areas within a highly collaborative and team-driven environment to create disruptive ideas and technologies. We aim to become a new and recognized home for design and innovation in biology, the first of its kind. We expect to draw in scientists from industry and academia alike to tinker, invent, and discover under the Center’s auspices. The BDC will accelerate the transformation of this field by providing international leadership through pioneering research, new models for industry-academic partnerships, and reshaping education and training of the next generation of scientists.


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