SBWG@MIT: Journal Club Archive

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Spring and Summer 2009

April 8th, 2009

  • Speaker: Natalie Kuldell
  • Paper: Turning lambda Cro into a transcriptional activator.Bushman FD, Ptashne M.Cell. 1988 Jul 15;54(2):191-7.PMID: 2968842

May 6th, 2009

  • Speaker: Brian Belmont
  • Paper: Ellis, Tom, Xiao Wang, and James J Collins. “Diversity-based, model-guided construction of synthetic gene networks with predicted functions.” Nat Biotech advanced online publication (April 19, 2009).

May 20th, 2009

  • Speaker: Pete Carr
  • Paper: Rapid "open-source" engineering of customized zinc-finger nucleases for

highly efficient gene modification. Maeder ML, et. al. Mol Cell.(2008)31(2):294-301 DOI : 10.1016/j.molcel.2008.06.016 [link] [also link]

June 3rd, 2009

  • Speaker: Justin Buck
  • Paper: Toward an artificial cell based on gene expression in vesicles

Vincent Noireaux, Roy Bar-Ziv, Jeremy Godefroy, Hanna Salman and Albert Libchaber 2005 Phys. Biol. 2 P1-P8 doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/2/3/P01

June 17th, 2009

  • Speaker: Kelly Drinkwater
  • Paper: Livet et al. Transgenic strategies for combinatorial expression of

fluorescent proteins in the nervous system. Nature 450, 56-62 (1 November 2007). abstract: [1] doi:10.1038/nature06293

July 1st, 2009

  • Speaker: LAV
  • Paper Environmental signal integration by a modular AND gate.Anderson JC, Voigt C, Arkin, AP Molecular systems biology3 133 2007 DOI : 10.1038/msb4100173 [2]

July 15th, 2009

  • Speaker: Jeffrey Mo
  • Paper: Proof-by-Synthesis of the Transcriptional Logic of Mammalian Circadian Clocks, by Maki Ukai-Tadenuma, Takeya Kasukawa, and Hiroki R. Ueda Nature Cell Biology (2008) 10: 1154-1163


July 29th, 2009

  • Speaker: Julie Norville
  • Paper: Harnessing homologous recombination in vitro to generate recombinant DNA via SLIC. Li MZ, Elledge SJ. Nat Methods. 2007 Mar;4(3):251-6. Epub 2007 Feb 11. PMID: 17293868

Aug 12th, 2009

  • Speaker: Kevin Solomon
  • Paper: An and Chin "Synthesis of orthogonal transcription-translation networks" PNAS 2009 106:8477-8482 doi:10.1073/pnas.0900267106

Aug 26th, 2009

  • Speaker: Russell Hanson
  • Paper: Designing and encoding models for synthetic biology Lukas Endler, Nicolas Rodriguez, Nick Juty, Vijayalakshmi Chelliah, Camille Laibe, Chen Li and Nicolas Le Novère Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 2009 Aug 6;6 Suppl 4:S405-17. Epub 2009 Apr 1. link to paper