The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its 19th Annual Fall Symposium in Saint Louis, Missouri Wednesday, September 26, through Friday September 28, 2018.  The theme, “Bioengineering:  Synthetic Circuits to Sustainable Agriculture”, is particularly timely as the progressive integration of synthetic and designed biological systems is transforming biology and agriculture in the St. Louis region and beyond.

This symposium will focus on engineering plant, microbial, and ecological systems to deliver sustainable and novel solutions for agriculture; the introduction of novel pathways and traits; and the production of new biomolecules.  We will also feature several speakers who are developing novel tools and technologies to introduce synthetic circuits into microbial and plant systems.  Work in these areas will be highlighted in the context of recent advances in engineered biology at the level of pathways, organelles, organisms, and ecosystems.

Early registration with reduced cost has been extended to August 31st. See the registration page for details.

TRAVEL AWARDS are available for selected abstracts from students and postdocs. Details within Poster Abstract webpage.

For more information, email Kathleen Mackey, kmackey@danforthcenter.org

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