Medord to discuss plant synthetic biology Sept. 25

June Medford
June Medford

"Plant Synthetic Biology: Design of Synthetic Traits for Sustainable Human Existence," will be presented by June Medford from Colorado State University at 4:00 p.m., Sept. 25 at the Beadle Center. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Plant Synthetic Biology provides a plausible pathway for sustainable human existence on earth. That is an audacious statement. Synthetic Biology's unique aspects combines approaches from biology, engineering and math to design and understand life.

We are developing plant synthetic biology to serve humans and the environment. We have enabled a computationally design detection system in plants using a synthetic signal transduction system linked to a visible readout. In addition, biological memory and signal amplification are provided by a positive feedback circuit. These synthetic regulatory control circuits are also being used for renewable bioenergy traits.

Electronics fueled progress in the 20th century; in the 21st century plant synthetic biology will fuel progress for humans and the environment.

The Beadle Center is located at 1901 Vine Street. The complete schedule of seminars may be found at

More details at: