O Instituto SENAI de Inovação em Biossintéticos e o Instituto de Tecnologia de Massachusetts (MIT) realizam em parceria o Simpósio “Synthetic Biology for Chemicals and Materials” na unidade Riachuelo do SENAI CETIQT.

O encontro, que acontecerá no dia 19 de fevereiro de 2018,  tratará da aplicação da biologia sintética na química e em materiais, com palestras de dois pesquisadores de referência no assunto: Prof. Kristala Prather e Prof. Bradley Olsen. Atenção: o encontro será realizado em Inglês.

A inscrição é gratuita, basta enviar um e-mail de confirmação para Mariana Doria: mdoria@cetiqt.senai.br


9:30 – 10:00    Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 11:00    “Glucaric acid production in E. coli: a case study for engineering microbial synthesis”  Presented by Prof. Kristala Prather

Microbial production provides a practical alternative to chemical synthesis for a number of molecules.  Extensive metabolic engineering is often required to achieve target titers, yields and productivity metrics, especially for heterologous hosts and novel products. This presentation will provide an overview of our labs efforts to engineer Escherichia coli for the production of glucaric acid, from initial pathway construction to the development of autonomous control methods for regulating metabolic flux. Key remaining challenges and opportunities for further enhancement will also be presented.

11:00 – 12:00    “Synthetic Biology and Bioconjugate Chemistry for New Materials” Presented by: Prof. Bradley Olsen

Synthetic biology enables the design and synthesis of a wide variety of different enzymes, protein polymers, and other materials that can have an important impact across the areas of human health and sustainability. This presentation will review key scientific approaches and opportunities for material production using synthetic biology, identifying key challenges in material design and synthesis. Finally, it will end with the discussion of several different case studies regarding the production of different biopolymer and biohybrid materials for the cosmetics industry.

12:00 – 13:00    Lunch

13:00 – 14:00    Discussion & Concluding Remarks