Program

Tentative program as of Nov 07, 2019

WEDNESDAY, FEB 12, 2020

From 12:00 Registration and Coffee

12:50   Welcome

13:00

SESSION 1 – COMPATIBILIZATION OF LIVING COMPONENTS WITH NON-LIVING MATRICES

  • Chao Zhong, ShanghaiTech University, China
  • Engineered Living Materials at the Interface of Synthetic Biology, Materials Science, and Civil Engineering
     Wil V. Srubar III, University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA
  • Contributed talks

15:30

SESSION 2 – PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR FABRICATING LIVING MATERIALS

  • Low-cost, home-built 3D bioprinters for the fabrication of engineered biofilm
     Anne S. Meyer, University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • Caroline Ajo-Franklin, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
  • Contributed talks

18:30–20:30   Poster session 1 (including finger-food dinner)

 

THURSDAY, FEB 13, 2020

08:30

SESSION 3 – PROGRAMMING LIVING MATERIALS WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY TOOLS

  • Genetically-encoded biosensors for bioprocess monitoring
     Karen Polizzi, Imperial College London, UK
  • Marjan de Mey, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Wilfried Weber, University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Contributed talks

13:00   Lunch and poster session 2

14:30 to 18:00

SESSION 4 – TECHNICAL APPLICATION SCENARIOS FOR LIVING MATERIALS

  • Ruth Freitag, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Bao Lian-Su, Université de Namur, Belgium
  • Benjamin K. Keitz, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Contributed talks

19:00   CONFERENCE DINNER ”Bistro Malzeit im Kunstwerk”

 

FRIDAY, FEB 14, 2020

08:30

SESSION 5 – LIVING THERAPEUTIC MATERIALS

  • Bacteria-based Materials for Cell Engineering
     Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Biologically Fabricated Material from Engineered Microbes
     Neel S. Joshi, Harvard University, MA, USA
  • Shrikrishnan Sankaran, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany
  • Contributed talks

11:30

SESSION 6 – DISCUSSION FORUM RISKS, REGULATORY ISSUES AND FUTURE OF LIVING MATERIALS

Part I: Safety and regulation

Topics covered: Safety of genetic circuits, gene transfer to the environment, material strategies for biocontainment. Existing and needed regulations.

Panel members: TBD

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Part II: Future prospects and technology transfer

Topics covered: Improving designs through computational modeling, widening application fields, the way to the market

Panel members: TBD

15:30-16:00   Poster prize, Closing words