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Agenda

Friday, November 20, 2009

7:15 and 7:45 a.m.

Bus Pickup: Attendees are asked to allow ample time for breakfast at the Beckman Center; no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium, which is where the welcome and opening remarks take place at 8:30.

7:30 a.m.

Registration (not necessary for individuals who attended Welcome Reception)

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine

Bonnie L. Bassler, Chair, NAKFI Steering Committee on Synthetic Biology

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

Keynote Address

Ron Weiss, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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Agenda Friday, November 20, 2009 7:15 and 7:45 a.m.  Pickup: Attendees are asked to allow ample Bus time for breakfast at the Beckman Center; no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium, which is where the welcome and opening remarks take place at 8:30. 7:30 a.m. Registration (not necessary for individuals who attended Welcome Reception) 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks  Harvey V. Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine  Bonnie L. Bassler, Chair, NAKFI Steering Committee on Synthetic Biology 8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address  Ron Weiss, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 89

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90 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY Wendell A. Lim, Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team and Grant Program Overview (Bonnie Bassler) 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break IDR Team Starters Meet to Review Assignments 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion Moderator •  oe Palca, Host of NAKFI’s Preconference J Podcast Tutorials Panelists •  rances H. Arnold (NAS/NAE/IOM), F Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, California Institute of Technology •  ichael Elowitz, Assistant Professor M of Biology and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology •  avid A. Tirrell (NAS/NAE), Ross D McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor and former Chairman, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology •  aurie Zoloth, Director, Center L for Bioethics, Science, and Society, Northwestern University 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team Session 1 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break

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AGENDA 91 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Communication Awards Presentation and Dinner 8:00 p.m. Bus Pickup 8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Informal Discussions/Hospitality Room (optional) Saturday, November 21, 2009 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. Bus Pickup 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team Session 2 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. – noon Interdisciplinary Research Team Reports (5 to 6 minutes per group) Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Graduate Science Writing Students Meet with Barbara Culliton at Registration Desk for Lunch 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Related Interdisciplinary Research Team Discussion (Groups 1A-1B, 3A-3B, 7A-7B) 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team Session 3 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break Poster Set-Up: Attendees to setup posters for 5:00 p.m. poster presentation and reception

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92 SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY 5:00 p.m. Final Presentation Drop-Off: Interdisciplinary Research Teams to drop off presentations at information/registration desk, or upload to FTP site prior to 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning. 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Poster Presentation and Reception  attendees are asked to stop by the registration All desk to arrange for transportation if prearranged service does not work with schedule. 6:30 p.m.  Pickup: Attendees brought back to hotel for Bus free evening. Attendees will be reimbursed $40 to be applied toward dinner upon submission of Travel Expense Reimbursement form. Sunday, November 22, 2009 7:00 and 7:30 a.m.  Pickup: Attendees who are departing for Bus the airport directly from the Beckman Center are asked to bring their luggage to the Beckman Center. Storage space is available. 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 7:15 a.m. Taxi Reservations: Attendees are asked to stop by the information/registration desk to confirm their transportation to the airport or hotel. 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team Reports (10 to 12 minutes per group) 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Interdisciplinary Research Team Reports (10 to 12 minutes per group) 11:00 a.m. – noon Q&A Across All Interdisciplinary Research Team Groups

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AGENDA 93 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch (optional) Noon – 4:00 p.m. Graduate Science Writing Students Meet with Barbara to Finalize First Draft of Paper Noon and 1:30 Buses depart for Marriott and John Wayne Airport

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