BCAM Scientific Seminar: Machine Learning and Automation for Predictive Synthetic Biology

Date: Fri, Jul 15 2022

Hour: 16:00

Location: BCAM Seminar Room and Online

Speakers: Héctor Garcia Martin

Location: BCAM Seminar Room and Online

Biology has changed radically in the last two decades, transitioning from a descriptive science into a design science. Synthetic biology leverages engineering approaches to produce biological systems to a given specification (e.g. produce x grams of a medical drug or invade this type of cancer cell). In this effort, new tools are now available that promise to disrupt this field: from CRISPR-enabled genetic editing, to high-throughput omics phenotyping, and exponentially growing DNA synthesis capabilities. However, our inability to predict the behavior of bioengineered systems hampers synthetic biology from reaching its full potential.
We will show how the combination of machine learning and automation enables the creation of a predictive synthetic biology able to tackle current human challenges, such as climate change

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Berkeley Lab

Confirmed speakers:

Héctor Garcia Martin