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==Proposed topics==
 
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Past and present research topics for synthetic biology working group lunches.  Please add to the list.
 
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#Electronics device families (introduction by TK) - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-9-27]]
 
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#Abstraction hierarchies
 
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##Parts -> Devices -> Systems
 
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##Biological layer model (AC)
 
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#'''DEVICES''': Composability? Device family specification? Interfaces within families?  Interfaces across families?  Eventually parts datasheet?  Eventually standards?
 
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##Transcriptional device families (RS and CAF) - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-10-4]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-10-11]]
 
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##Post-translational device families  (SS) - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-2-13]]
 
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##Biosynthetic device families (KJP lab) - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-10-18]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-10-25]]
 
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##Ribozyme device families (AC) - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-1-10]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-1-17]] and [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-1-24]] and [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-3-28]]
 
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##Translation device families?
 
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#'''PARTS''': [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-2-6]]
 
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##Terminators
 
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##Coding regions
 
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##RBSs
 
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##Promoters
 
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##Composability and characterization - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-11-01]]
 
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#'''CHASSIS''': Why do we want different kinds?  What kinds?  What are the simplest systems that work?
 
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##Minimal chassis
 
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##Mesoplasma florum - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-12-13]]
 
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##E. coli standard strain and rE. coli - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-12-6]]
 
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##Yeast
 
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##Power supply - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-11-15]]
 
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##Vectors - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-1-31]]
 
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#Synthesis technologies
 
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##What is state of the art?
 
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##What are the good ideas?
 
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##How do we get more investment?
 
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##Can the fabs constrain what people synthesize?
 
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#What does the CAD tool look like? - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-7-18]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-8-1]]
 
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#Human practice
 
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#Differentiation and cell to cell communication.  Development.  Programmed pattern formation.  (Arthur Lander, Radhika)
 
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#[[Synthetic Biology:BioBricks/Standardization|Standards]] (also see talk page)
 
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#Load issues
 
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#*What demands on the chassis are of most concern to us? Replication, transcription, [[Endy:Translation demand|translation]], Enzyme activity?
 
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#**Are we regularly placing high demands on the chassis with our existing systems?
 
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#*What chassis responses to an applied demand are of relevance? Growth rate, protein synthesis capacity?
 
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#**Can we specify a threshold demand level above which the chassis response is so severe as to render the our engineered systems inoperable? 
 
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#Selection against our systems [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-12-20]]
 
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##e.g. IS elements are showing up in our devices!
 
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#Statistics of codon pairs (UC Irvine folks)
 
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#iGEM 2010 - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2006-11-08]]
 
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#Registry 2.0 - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-6-20]]
 
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#Publishing (with CS on Oct 20) - held separately
 
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#Controlled transcriptional termination as an implementation for logic - Chris Anderson
 
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#Designing enzymatic reactions by splitting catalytic activity and substrate specificity potentially by scaffolds - John Dueber? ask Adam Arkin for someone to talk about this
 
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#What is the obvious list of things to do?
 
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##Parts characterization
 
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##How do we get basic tasks done?
 
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#Experience with different parts: RBSs, promoters, terminators - Jen? Chris Anderson? Curt and Hal Alper
 
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#Web of registries - Randy
 
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#Repetitive sequences and potential for recombination - ask Graham Walker, someone in Philadelphia
 
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#Registry of models - Barry and Vincent
 
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#Bacterial counter and how you implement it - Tom or Gerry - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-5-30]]
 
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#How do I get a computer inside my cell? - Tom
 
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#Human practices - Michael Rossi
 
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#Writing DNA - Maia, Farren?, Church lab, Adam Arkin, Sasha and polony sequencing - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-4-3]]
 
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#Noncoding RNAs - Ron Breaker
 
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#Materials - Angie Belcher, Julie Norville - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-5-8]]
 
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#Education in SB - Natalie and Scot and Austin and Michael and Shawn? - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-3-20]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-5-22]]
 
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##Curriculum
 
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##Workshop implementation
 
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##Materials
 
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##Bootcamp
 
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#Security - are we ok with the current investments in biotechnology? - Drew, Gautam? Phil Sharp and Gerry Fink and Jonathan King and Noam Chomsky and Ed Hammond - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-6-6]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-6-13]]
 
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#*Must act in the absence of perfect knowledge
 
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#Impact of big pharma and big ag and big energy on our field
 
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#Inteins and Fran Perler from NEB - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-4-10]]
 
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#Brian Baynes and Codon Devices - future of DNA synthesis technology
 
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#Ownership, sharing and innovation - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-5-1]], [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-9-26]]
 
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##IP around DNA fabrication technology (synthesis and automated assembly)
 
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##How do we incent contributions?  i.e. documentation of parts in the Registry
 
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##Historical examples around IP
 
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##SynBERC OSI model
 
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##BBF work
 
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#Bioenergy - [[SynBERC:MIT/Calendar/2007-5-15]]
 
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#Please add your topic to the list.
 
==Room locations for Spring==
==Room locations for Spring==

Revision as of 13:17, 9 September 2010

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