Cassandra Barrett (Haynes lab PhD student, Biological Design) and Dr. Karmella Haynes will be presenting their latest work at the 2nd Epigenetics and Bioengineering Conference (EpiBio 2018) in San Francisco, CA at the Mission Bay Conference Center on October 4 – 6. The conference is presented by the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE). A great line-up of research talks and posters will include work from engineers and scientists who are applying the discipline of bioengineering to epigenetics. Cassandra Barrett will present a talk entitled “Active versus Accessible: Engineering Open Chromatin in Mammalian Cells.” Dr. Haynes will present a talk on “Histone-Binding Domains as Modules for Custom Fusion Proteins.” Registration is still available online, or attendees can register on site.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to present a talk entitled “Investigating the behavior and impact of rationally-designed histone ‘readers’ in the context of cancer epigenomes” for the Current Biology Seminar series on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 in Pelton Auditorium. The seminar will be hosted by the Basic Sciences Division.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to the University of Oregon to present a talk entitled “Drugging the cancer epigenome with synthetic chromatin-based proteins” for the Engineering Biomolecules Mini-Symposium on Friday, June 22, 2018 in the Willamette Hall. The mini-symposium is organized by students in the University of Oregon’s Molecular Biology and Biophysics training program, and showcases six world-class researchers from the field of biomolecular engineering.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to the 6th Annual NCI CSSI Science Day Workshop, hosted by the NIH Center for Strategic Scientific Initiatives (CSSI), National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD. The NCI CSSI has hosted Science Day meetings to convene extramural investigators and NIH/NCI program staff with the goal of facilitating scientific conversations and identifying needs and opportunities across cancer research. Dr. Haynes will present a talk entitled “Engineered chromatin to support epigenetic research and drug development for cancer” on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to present a talk entitled “A pipeline to engineer synthetic epigenetic proteins derived from chromatin” for the UCLA Bioengineering Department Seminar Series on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in the Engineering V building.
Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) is an annual conference that has been hosted in different cities since 2014: Manhattan Beach, CA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; and Vancouver, Canada. This year the rapidly growing, highly-visible meeting will take place in Scottsdale, AZ! SEED 2018 will focus on advances in science, technology, applications, and related investments in the field of synthetic biology. This year’s theme will be “synthetic biology at the leading edge of massive DNA synthesis, editing, and decoding.”
The Meeting Chairs are Karmella Haynes (ASU) and Ryan Gill (UC Boulder).
Keynote speakers will include Jim Collins (MIT), Jay Keasling (UC Berkeley), Floyd Romesberg (Scripps), and Pam Ronald (UC Davis).
The call for poster abstracts is open until May 26, 2018.
If you are interested in supporting the conference, please visit the webpage, SEED: Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor, for more information.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to the University of California Irvine to present a talk entitled “In Vitro Development of Chromatin-based Biologics for Breast Cancer” for the UCI Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series on Friday, October 20, 2017 in the McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA).