June 27, 2017

Systems Biology PhD Student Wins Best Poster at SEED (Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution & Design) Symposium

Sway Chen, a PhD student in the Harris Wang Lab,  won the Best Poster Award at one of the premiere international conferences, the 2017 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 23rd. Sway’s poster was titled “In Situ Metagenomic Perturbation of Mammalian Gut Microbiomes Through Engineered Horizontal Gene Transfer”.  Carlotta Ronda, a postdoc in the Wang Lab, and Vitor Cabral, a former postdoc in the Wang Lab, contributed to Sway’s project as well. 

‘SEED 2017 is focused on advances in the science and technology emerging from the field of synthetic biology. This is broadly defined as technologies that accelerate the process of genetic engineering. The conference highlighted new tool development, as well as the application of these tools to diverse problems in biotechnology, including therapeutics, industrial chemicals and fuels, natural products, and agriculture. This year's theme is "building foundations of synthetic biology, scaling it up, and applying it to critical problems.”’  

Congratulations, Sway! 

Pictured in the photo are Sway Chen and David Lemberger of Molecular Systems Biology