Research abstracts from the Haynes lab have been selected to be showcased at the 2017 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) annual meeting. ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization with over 12,000 members. This year’s meeting will be held at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL April 22 – 26, 2017. Dr. Karmella Haynes will be presenting a talk entitled In Vitro Development of Synthetic Chromatin Proteins That Function in Live Cells on Tuesday April 25 during the Spotlight Session Beyond the Code: Chemistry of Nucleotide and Amino Acid Modifications. For the poster session Protein Engineering and Design, also on April 25th, her doctoral student Stefan Tekel (Biological Design, PhD) will present a poster entitled Using Multivalency to Improve the Function of Synthetic Epigenetic Proteins. Dr. Haynes will also be presenting a poster.
Support: NIH NCI award (K01 CA188164) to K. Haynes, SBHSE Merit Award to S. Tekel
Dr. Haynes was invited to present her research in the seminar series Recent Advances in Biology hosted by the Biology Department at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The organizers of Recent Advances in Biology invite select speakers from other Universities to addresses issues and advances in biological research. The presentations expose students to the latest discoveries in a wide range of biological disciplines. Dr. Haynes will present a talk on engineering proteins to control gene expression in cancer cells on Monday, April 10.
Several Haynes lab members including Cassandra Barrett, Rene Daer, David Nyer, Stefan Tekel, and Daniel Vargas will be presenting research at a 2016 Fall Retreat organized by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC). The retreat will take place at CalTech in Pasadena, CA November 1 – 3, 2016. EBRC members include some of the most prestigious labs in synthetic biology. Attendees will come from academic, industry, and government institutions from across the country.
Dr. Haynes has been invited to speak at the 3rd Synthetic Biology Congress on October 20 – 21, 2016 in London, UK. She will present “Regulation of cancer epigenomes with a histone-binding synthetic transcription factor.” The Synthetic Biology Congress will highlight the latest developments in genome engineering, technological development, cell building, bio-manufacturing and gene editing. The meeting will host experts from across the globe who specialize in healthcare and plant biology.
Slides from Dr. Haynes’ presentation, as well as other talks, are available online: http://www.globalengage.co.uk/synthetic/pr16.html
Haynes lab PhD student Rene Daer will present a talk at the 2016 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) meeting, one of the largest annual scientific meetings in the US. Her abstract “The impact of chromatin dynamics on Cas9-mediated genome editing in human cells,” was selected for an oral presentation in the Minisymposium entitled, “Use Synthetic Biology to Measure and Manipulate Cell Biology” under the topic Synthetic and Systems Biology. The meeting will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, from December 3-7.
Please consider registering for this conference. Poster abstracts will be accepted until October 13, 2016.
Dr. Haynes and Research Technician David Nyer have been invited to give a talk and a poster at the 2016 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference in Chicago, IL July 18-21, 2016.