Friday’s seminar will provide information on available tools for researchers exploring the frontiers of synthetic biology. Friday’s seminar will provide information on available tools for researchers exploring the frontiers of synthetic biology.

Seminar to explore new methods for manipulating genetics

A seminar Friday will provide information on new tools available for researchers exploring the frontiers of synthetic biology—the field applying engineering principles to life sciences.

The Master of Medical Biotechnology program is hosting the free public event, conducted by Dante Cerullo, an account manager for Agilent Technologies, at 10:30 a.m. May 29 in room 254, Essex Hall.

Chemistry professor Tranum Kaur, coordinator of the program, says that synthetic biology has allowed scientists to revolutionize molecular biology, migrating from techniques established in the late 1970s to novel gene methods.  

“In the future, the technologies that emerge from synthetic biology will continue to challenge established techniques making it faster and easier to achieve ever-expanding research goals,” says Dr. Kaur.

Friday’s seminar will discuss how these new approaches have already begun to change the way researchers think about stem cells, cancer research and drug discovery. To register visit: tinyurl.com/Synthetic-Biology-Seminars.

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