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Upcoming Meetings

Please join us at our upcoming monthly Bay Area Synthetic Biology Practices Working Group Meetings. These meetings are informal discussions over dinner and are open to anyone in the community interested in exploring and advancing best practices in synthetic biology.

October 26th 6:30-8:30pm @ Stanford Y2E2 Building Room 300

  • Nita Farahany, visiting associate professor at Stanford Law School and member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (PCSBI), will discuss the Commission's report on Syn Bio and potential mechanisms of 'prudent vigilance'.
  • Background reading: Executive Summary (18 pg) and Press Release from the PCSBI report
  • RSVP by noon October 23rd here
  • Dinner provided by SynBERC

November 15th 6:30-8:30pm @ UCSF Mission Bay (room TBA)

  • Chris Anderson, assistant professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and SynBERC PI, will join us to pitch, discuss and get feedback on several prospective biosafety-related projects addressing challenges in biological design, education and management.
  • RSVP by noon Nov 8th (but appreciated farther in advance) here
  • Dinner provided by SynBERC

December 15th (Thursday): Topic TBD

Other Events of Interest

"October 22-23rd: Open Science Summit"

Nov 6th: Booth at Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day @ AT&T Park

Nov 12-13th: Science Hack Day

Membership and Mailing Lists

We're always looking for new members! Anyone is welcome to join. To sign up:

1. Request an invitation to our [Google Group] to receive updates and announcements.

2. Add yourself to the Members page.