User:Dileep D. Monie
I work in the Wilmer Eye Institute at the JHU School of Medicine. I learned about OpenWetWare from the 24C3 Endy lecture, and I've joined because I am interested in contributing to the BBF Technical Standards.
- Synthetic Biology
- Standards - Establishing standards for biological parts to ensure interoperability and allow for construction of complex systems
- Epigenetics - Manipulating chromatin structures with histone and DNA modifications as a form of biological software programming
- Biocircuits - Implementing wetware abstraction layers to allow creation of devices for cellular computation and communications
- Immunology - Defining the theoretical framework and designing components for an artificial immune system
- Drug Discovery - Designing cell reporter systems to detect perturbations in signal transduction
- Astrobiology - Engineering energy pathways and lifeforms sustainable in extreme environments
- Biocomputing - Integrating logic biocircuits on a very large scale in single cell and multicellular systems
- Biosecurity and Biosafety
- Policy - Balancing the needs of an open hacker community with access restrictions
- Testing and Certification - Establishing an "Underwriters Laboratories" for developing standards and test procedures for biosafety
- Countermeasures - Designing fail-safe mechanisms to mitigate potential synthetic biology abuses
My wet lab contributions are documented in my OWW Notebook.