2016 Mellichamp Lecture in Systems Biology and Bioengineering with Professor James J. Collins & 2016 Mellichamp Chair Lecture Poster Session Competition

April 4, 2016, 2:30pm at Mosher Alumni House

"Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned"

J.J. Collins
Institute for Medical Engineering & Science Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard;
Wyss Institute, Harvard University

Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers, physicists and
biologists to model, design and construct biological circuits out of
proteins, genes and other bits of DNA, and to use these circuits to
rewire and reprogram organisms.  These re-engineered organisms are
going to change our lives in the coming years, leading to cheaper
drugs, rapid diagnostic tests, and synthetic probiotics to treat
infections and a range of complex diseases.  In this talk, we
highlight recent efforts to create synthetic gene networks and
programmable cells, and discuss a variety of synthetic biology
applications in biotechnology and biomedicine. 
April 4, 2016
2:30 pm- 5:00 pm
Mosher House-Alumni House

Introductions 2:30 pm
Lecture 3:00 pm
Reception and Poster Competition 4:00 pm


April 4, 2016, 4 pm at Mosher Alumni House
(Following the Mellichamp Chair Lecture with Jim Collins)
Grads and post-docs are invited to submit their research posters for the 2016 Mellichamp Chair Lecture Poster Session Competition. The research posters should reflect an aspect of systems biology or bioengineering.
How to submit: E-mail Ruby Mojarro at rmojarro [at] engineering.ucsb.edurmojarro [at] engineering.ucsb.edurmojarro [at] with your name, your PIs name, your e-mail, and poster title before March 23, 2016Please note posters can be no larger than 66”Lx44”H.
Poster Competition Prizes: Three presenters will be awarded with an award certificate and a $100 award each. 
Posters will be judged by the Mellichamp Committee