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China Meetup


Chinese teams began to participate International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition from 2007, the number has increased to 20 from only 4 at the beginning. Considering that the new teams are lack of experience in the 2011 competition and a platform for communication and cooperation between teams is badly needed, a meeting for all Chinese iGEMers -- iGEM 2011 China Meetup -- was held at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) from July 29th to July 31th.

The theme of this conference is "iGEM -- the breeding ground for the next generation of synthetic biologists". During the conference, well-known experts were invited to promulgate their latest research findings and elucidate the development trend of synthetic biology, and there were also insightful students to make subjective reports and reviews. iGEM teams displayed the current progress of their projects, and shared their experiences with conference participants.

Prof. Xueming Zhao from Tianjin University, Prof. Michael Q. Zhang from CSHL & Tsinghua University and Prof. Jiarui Wu from SIBS & USTC were invited to give lectures. The conference was open to all undergraduates, graduate students and researchers who are interested in iGEM and synthetic biology. Participants interacted with each other and the lecturers during the conference. The conference is supported by School of Life Science, USTC and the Committee of Communist Youth League of China, USTC.

Scientific Program

Schedule of iGEM 2011 China Meetup
Venue: Life Sci. Bldg, West Campus,
Univ. Sci. Tech. China
Friday, July 29, PM
Time Speaker Title/Topic
12:00-21:00 Registration (first floor, Life Science Building)
Saturday, July 30, Morning
Time Speaker Title/Topic
08:30-08:40 Opening Ceremony
08:40-09:20 Prof. Xueming Zhao, TJU Synthetic biology-Recent developments and trends
09:20-10:00 Haoqian Zhang, PKU Forward and reverse engineering approach in synthetic biology
10:00-10:10 Tea Break & Group Photo
10:10-10:50 Guanqiao Li, THU Wisdom in Natural Systems
10:50-11:30 Prof. Michael Q. Zhang, CSHL & THU Machine Learning and Learning Machines
Saturday, July 30, Afternoon
Time Speaker Title/Topic
13:30-14:10 Prof. Jiarui Wu, SIBS & USTC The second wave——Post-genome era of multi-disciplinary
14:10-15:25 Team Report: Session 1 (15min each) Tsinghua, SJTU-BioX-Shanghai, ZJU-China, HIT-Harbin, Peking_R
15:25-15:35 Tea Break
15:35-16:50 Team Report: Session 2 (15min each) USTC-China, Tianjin, OUC-China, NYMU-Taipei, XMU-China
16:50-17:00 Tea Break
17:00-18:00 Team Report: Session 3 (15min each) SYSU-China, USTC-Software, Tsinghua-A, WHU-China
Saturday, July 30, Evening
Time Speaker Title/Topic
19:30-21:30 Discussion Session for Students
Sunday, July 31, Morning
Time Speaker Title/Topic
08:30-09:10 Dr. Do Liu, TJU Synthetic Biology Technologies of Tianjin University
09:10-09:50 Wei Pan, USTC New Vistas for Systems and Control Theory
09:50-10:00 Tea Break
10:00-10:40 Prof. Ruoyu Luo, Fudan U Realistic simulation of E. coli gene expression processes
based on the modified Gillespie algorithm
10:40-11:00 Closing Ceremony

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