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Anyone in the synthetic biology community is welcome to attend.

Tuesday May 1, 2007 at 12pm EST

32-G449, MIT

Topic of discussion

Drew Endy, Ownership, sharing and innovation issues in synthetic biology

Drew will be giving a recap of the recent meeting at Duke on this topic and presenting the perspective of a researcher working in synthetic biology.

Related info

  1. Rai A and Boyle J. Synthetic biology: caught between property rights, the public domain, and the commons. PLoS Biol. 2007 Mar;5(3):e58. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050058 | PubMed ID:17355173 | HubMed [Rai-PLoSBiology-2007]

Read the article.

Also see recent story on Supreme Court decision on patent challenges.

Remote participation

There will be remote participation of this lunch!

  • Wmholtz I was able to connect to all three streams on 3/20/2007. I was a bit surprised that I was having CPU limitation issues (P4 2.8GHz). Turns out viewing the Quicktime stream via VLC required about half as many CPU cycles as viewing the stream in the Quicktime player. Additionally, the quality of the video on the rtsp stream was better than the http streams, and the rtsp stream placed a signficantly smaller load on my system. If it is feasible on the MIT end, I'd recommend going with all rtsp streams. The audio quality was actually quite good and I could understand everything except when lots people or papers were moving around. Thanks you to the people who having been getting these feeds up and running!


Video of today's SynBERC lunch should be available in real time (minus ~20 seconds) via the internet tubes in two different formats: the VLC videostream described previously, and as a quicktime stream.


rtsp:// - the Quicktime stream, camera position uncertain - Camera looking from back of room towards presenter - slides from laptop input 1 (if anything is connected)

Connection Instructions

Quicktime stream: In quicktime go to menu >> Open URL and paste the address into to menu dialog.

VLC streams: in VLC go to menu >> Open Network and paste the address into the menu dialog, taking care to clear it of any defaults first.

Note that VLC can actually open all three streams; quicktime player is not essential.

Also note that the OS X version of VLC does not provide options for opening more than one stream at a time; a quick and dirty workaround is to duplicate or triplicate the VLC application and open a different stream in each copy.


To submit questions and comments live during the lunch, visit the chat room and type in that window. (You need an OpenWetWare account and you need to enable chat in your preferences (top right hand side of browser window.) We'll have a laptop open to the chat room during the lunch (eventually we might simulcast this on a screen).