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News digest #260 (Digital biology newsletter #2) Cell-free webinar, Seattle’s synbio, protein design in the cloud, Labcyte’s acquisition

News digest 2018

Hi all,

Green New Deal Town Hall: Join me, Opentrons’ Will Canine, and Pivot Bio’s Keira Havens live from D.C. today at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern for an informal conversation on how the synthetic biology community can contribute to a program that will invigorate both our economy and our environment. Sign up here.

How cell-free and acoustic liquid handling will disrupt natural products discovery: Join Tierra Biosciences Zachary Sun, Labcyte’s Jared Bailey, and SynBioBeta’s John Cumbers for a live technical discussion on Wednesday, February 27 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern.

Digital biology is growing at a feverish rate. Just over a year ago, we learned about machine learning-aided protein design used by researchers to optimize channelrhodopsin proteins for optogenetics applications. Now, the approaches they used seem like software version 1.0, with next-generation methods already outpacing them. We interviewed Arzeda’s CEO Alexandre Zanghellini about how cloud computing can help solve the protein folding and protein design problems — and how machine learning has great potential to find correlations and patterns that can be used for protein design.

When you think of synthetic biology, Silicon Valley might be the first place that pops into your mind. But take a look some 800 miles up the coast, to the Pacific Northwest: Seattle, in addition to being arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the country, is climbing the ranks of biotech. Here’s why.


A Happy Rich Ellson at SLAS this week after the announcement of Labcyte’s acquisition.

Have a great week!

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