SyBRG (Synthetic Biology & Reporter Genes) Workshop 2017

SyBRG Workshop: Methods in Synthetic Biology for Molecular Imaging Applications

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (the day before WMIC 2017 begins)
09:00 – 17:00
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA


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Interested in learning about the latest research techniques in synthetic biology that could accelerate your molecular imaging research or take it in a new direction? Join us the day before WMIC for a special workshop, free for WMIC attendees.

The goal of the workshop is to provide scientists in the field of molecular imaging with a unique opportunity to share and learn state-of-the-art techniques and research in synthetic biology. The workshop will include technical talks from three expert invited speakers, and two mini-symposium sessions to provide trainees (students, postdoctoral fellows, and research technologists) with opportunities to give an oral presentation on their research and/or techniques used in their lab. The workshop will also have a mentoring session where established scientists from academia and industry will discuss career development and present a live Q&A session.

Program Schedule


9:00 Expert Speaker:

John Huynh, PhD – Director, Clinical Manufacturing, Penn Gene Therapy Program, U. of Pennsylvania, “Viral Vectors for Biological Problems”

10:00 Mini-symposium I

  • 5 talks by trainees
  • 8 min talk, 2 min discussion

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Mini-symposium II 

  • 5 talks by trainees
  • 8 min talk, 2 min discussion

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and Posters

2:00 Expert Speaker:

David Huss – Ph.D. Senior Scientist, Juno Therapeutics, Inc. “Engineering and Manufacturing CAR T cells” 

2:50 Coffee Break

3:10 Expert Speaker:

Arjun Raj, PhD – Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, “A method for specific, high gain amplification of in situ hybridization signals”

4:00 Mentoring session

5:00 Networking event/Happy hour


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