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===Upcoming Meetings===
===Upcoming Meetings===
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* October 26th (Wednesday) @ Stanford: Nita Farahany, Member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and Visiting Professor at Stanford Law
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Please join us at our upcoming monthly Bay Area Synthetic Biology Practices Working Group Meetings. These meetings are informal discussions over dinner and are open to anyone in the community interested in exploring and advancing best practices in synthetic biology.
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* November 15th (Tuesday) @ UCSF: Chris Anderson, UB Berkeley Professor and SynBERC PI
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'''October 26th 6:30-8:30pm @ Stanford Y2E2 Building Room 300'''
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* [http://law.vanderbilt.edu/faculty/faculty-detail/index.aspx?faculty_id=166 '''Nita Farahany'''], visiting associate professor at Stanford Law School and member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI), will discuss the Commission's report on Syn Bio and potential mechanisms of 'prudent vigilance'.
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* '''Background reading''': [http://www.bioethics.gov/documents/synthetic-biology/PCSBI-Synthetic-Biology-Report-12.16.10.pdf Executive Summary] (18 pg) and [http://www.bioethics.gov/documents/synthetic-biology/PCSBI-Synthetic-Biology-Report-Press-Release-12.16.10.pdf Press Release] from the PCSBI report
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* '''RSVP''' by noon October 23rd [http://doodle.com/g5y9aimddnhqpysb here]
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* '''Dinner''' provided by [http://synberc.org/ SynBERC]
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* Nov 6th: Booth at Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day @ AT&T Park
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'''November 15th 6:30-8:30pm @ UCSF Mission Bay (room TBA)'''
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* [http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/cv/canderson.php '''Chris Anderson'''], assistant professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and SynBERC PI, will join us to pitch, discuss and get feedback on several prospective biosafety-related projects addressing challenges in biological design, education and management.
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* '''RSVP''' by noon Nov 8th (but appreciated farther in advance) [http://www.doodle.com/ipc569zs4b9upaec here]
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* '''Dinner''' provided by [http://synberc.org/ SynBERC]
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* December 15th (Thursday): Topic TBD
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'''Nov 6th: Booth at Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day @ AT&T Park'''
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'''December 15th (Thursday): Topic TBD'''
===Other Events of Interest===
===Other Events of Interest===

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Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at our upcoming monthly Bay Area Synthetic Biology Practices Working Group Meetings. These meetings are informal discussions over dinner and are open to anyone in the community interested in exploring and advancing best practices in synthetic biology.

October 26th 6:30-8:30pm @ Stanford Y2E2 Building Room 300

  • Nita Farahany, visiting associate professor at Stanford Law School and member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI), will discuss the Commission's report on Syn Bio and potential mechanisms of 'prudent vigilance'.
  • Background reading: Executive Summary (18 pg) and Press Release from the PCSBI report
  • RSVP by noon October 23rd here
  • Dinner provided by SynBERC

November 15th 6:30-8:30pm @ UCSF Mission Bay (room TBA)

  • Chris Anderson, assistant professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and SynBERC PI, will join us to pitch, discuss and get feedback on several prospective biosafety-related projects addressing challenges in biological design, education and management.
  • RSVP by noon Nov 8th (but appreciated farther in advance) here
  • Dinner provided by SynBERC

Nov 6th: Booth at Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day @ AT&T Park

December 15th (Thursday): Topic TBD

Other Events of Interest

  • October 22-23rd: Open Science Summit

Membership and Mailing Lists

We're always looking for new members! Anyone is welcome to join. To sign up:

1. Request an invitation to our [Google Group] to receive updates and announcements.

2. Add yourself to the Members page.

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