11:45–12:15 pm


12:15–1:00 pm


SESSION 4: Synthetic/Systems Biology Products and Platforms: Potential for Novel Preventives, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics in Infectious Diseases
Kent Kester, Moderator

1:00–1:30 pm

Engineering microbial metabolism for production of antimalarial drugs

Jay Keasling, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

1:30–2:00 pm

Dynamics of clonal evolution: Immune system on a chip

Jim Heath, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

2:00–2:30 pm

Using systems biology to understand and develop more effective vaccines

Bali Pulendran, Ph.D., Emory University

2:30–2:45 pm


2:45–3:15 pm

HTP screening system based on synthetic genes and proteins

Stephen Johnston, Ph.D., Arizona State University

3:15–3:45 pm

Synthetic biology and the art of biosensor design

Chris French, Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

3:45–4:45 pm

Open Discussion with Panelists, Forum Members, and Audience

4:45–5:00 pm

Wrap-up Discussion, Jim Hughes and David Relman

5:00 pm

Meeting Adjourns

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