Amy Hong will work with Joe Muldoon on a computational synthetic biology project this summer, supported by the Northwestern Office of Undergraduate Research. Congratulations, Amy!
Held at the Norris University Center on March 24-25, the Engineering Biology Research Consortium brought together nearly 170 faculty, researchers, and students from universities across the country to discuss current challenges and opportunities in synthetic biology.
Synthetic biology: Sensing with modular receptors
Matthew Brenner, Jang Hwan Cho and Wilson W Wong
Sensing and responding to diverse extracellular signals is a crucial aspect of cellular decision-making that is currently lacking in the synthetic biology toolkit. The development of modular receptor platforms allows for the rewiring of cellular input-output relationships.
Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News ran the following press article:
Image by Joshua Leonard and Kelly Schwarz, Northwestern University. Cell image by NIAID/NIH, used and modified under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
Congrats to Kelly, Nickey, and Taylor, whose paper was published today in Nature Chemical Biology! This paper is currently spotlighted on the homepage of NCB: http://www.nature.com/nchembio/index.html