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==February 14, 2010==
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* Presentation by Nora on "Maintenance of chromosomes by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"
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* Presentation by Lucy and Annie on Sunday (Paper TBD)
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* Presentation by Jules and Alex on Monday (Paper TBD)
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* Meeting on Wednesday for event-planning
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==January 31, 2010==
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* Presentation followed by simulation viewing and discussion
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* Presentation next week by '''Charles and Amy (Paper TBA)'''
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* Updates on potential speakers
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* Updates on potential spring field trips
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* Next week's meeting should be at the same time, but may be pushed back a bit.
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==January 24, 2010==
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*  Presentation of “Environmentally Controlled Invasion of Cancer” by Jules and Alex
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* Send topics of interest to Nora
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* Read paper for next week, Sunday
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* Meeting Thursday at 8:00pm to discuss events
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* Next presentation: Sean and Lucy--"A Synchronized Quorum of Genetic Clocks" (see papers page). If you guys find a paper you'd rather present feel free to email to Nora and she can post on the wiki.
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==January 17, 2009==
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*Next meeting Thursday 1/21/2010 in GCIS at 7:00pm
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*Brainstorming project ideas
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*Choosing areas of interest
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*Mutation
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*Poison sensor
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*Poison sensor degradation – build on last year
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*Synthetic plasma
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*Diabetes
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*Gene therapy
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*Stem cells
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*Repair (blood vessels)
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*Cell signaling
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*Directed motion
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*Cloning
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*Speed
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*Biofuel
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*Foetus
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*Tumor development
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*Histamine response (allergies)
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*Radiation (detection & protection)
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*Aging (telomeres)
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*Electricity
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*Look under ‘Papers’ for papers to be discussed
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*For presentations, slide outline:
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#Purpose/aims (1 slide)
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#Background info (1-2 slides)
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#Experimental (5-6 slides)
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#Figures
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#Major experiments
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#Techniques
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#Conclusions
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#Thoughts
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#Potential events this quarter
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*Speakers
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Professors on campus or near-by campuses
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Any topics
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*Study break (end of quarter or next quarter)
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==November 15, 2009==
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*Presentation on “Foundations for Engineering Biology” - Annie and Charles
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*Discussion on feasibility and risks
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*Next week’s paper for discussion: '''“Extreme Genetic Engineering” (Bioethics)'''
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*Presentation next week on projects from other teams at this year’s competition
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*Keep your eyes open for future bio presentations to schools
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*Next week’s meeting in GCIS 2:00pm, be there by 1:55pm
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*Presenters: '''Amy and Nora'''
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==November 8, 2009==
==November 8, 2009==

Current revision

Contents

February 14, 2010

  • Presentation by Nora on "Maintenance of chromosomes by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase"
  • Presentation by Lucy and Annie on Sunday (Paper TBD)
  • Presentation by Jules and Alex on Monday (Paper TBD)
  • Meeting on Wednesday for event-planning

January 31, 2010

  • Presentation followed by simulation viewing and discussion
  • Presentation next week by Charles and Amy (Paper TBA)
  • Updates on potential speakers
  • Updates on potential spring field trips
  • Next week's meeting should be at the same time, but may be pushed back a bit.

January 24, 2010

  • Presentation of “Environmentally Controlled Invasion of Cancer” by Jules and Alex
  • Send topics of interest to Nora
  • Read paper for next week, Sunday
  • Meeting Thursday at 8:00pm to discuss events
  • Next presentation: Sean and Lucy--"A Synchronized Quorum of Genetic Clocks" (see papers page). If you guys find a paper you'd rather present feel free to email to Nora and she can post on the wiki.

January 17, 2009

  • Next meeting Thursday 1/21/2010 in GCIS at 7:00pm
  • Brainstorming project ideas
  • Choosing areas of interest
  • Mutation
  • Poison sensor
  • Poison sensor degradation – build on last year
  • Synthetic plasma
  • Diabetes
  • Gene therapy
  • Stem cells
  • Repair (blood vessels)
  • Cell signaling
  • Directed motion
  • Cloning
  • Speed
  • Biofuel
  • Foetus
  • Tumor development
  • Histamine response (allergies)
  • Radiation (detection & protection)
  • Aging (telomeres)
  • Electricity
  • Look under ‘Papers’ for papers to be discussed
  • For presentations, slide outline:
  1. Purpose/aims (1 slide)
  2. Background info (1-2 slides)
  3. Experimental (5-6 slides)
  4. Figures
  5. Major experiments
  6. Techniques
  7. Conclusions
  8. Thoughts
  9. Potential events this quarter
  • Speakers
Professors on campus or near-by campuses
Any topics
  • Study break (end of quarter or next quarter)

November 15, 2009

  • Presentation on “Foundations for Engineering Biology” - Annie and Charles
  • Discussion on feasibility and risks
  • Next week’s paper for discussion: “Extreme Genetic Engineering” (Bioethics)
  • Presentation next week on projects from other teams at this year’s competition
  • Keep your eyes open for future bio presentations to schools
  • Next week’s meeting in GCIS 2:00pm, be there by 1:55pm
  • Presenters: Amy and Nora

November 8, 2009

  • Compilation of papers on synthetic biology on openwetware.org/wiki/synbio/Chicago
  • What do you want to learn about synthetic biology?

o Methodology o Past, present, future / practical applications

  • Weekly presentations on synthetic biology beginning next week in GCIS

o First paper presentation: describes synthetic biology as we’re learning it right now o Keep a look out for the sign-up list for future presentations on the wiki o Become openwetware.org members

  • Presentations on winning projects from this year’s competition
  • Brief overview of competition
  • Continuing school presentations
  • Read paper for next week (Foundations for Engineering Biology), arrive 1:55pm at GCIS
  • Presenters for next week: Charles and Annie
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