VIRTUAL Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series: Frances Arnold (California Institute of Technology), Albert Keung (North Carolina State University)

August 26, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom conference


The Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series (SynBYSS) is a yearlong, weekly, virtual seminar series.

The series is organized and chaired by Tae Seok Moon, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering.

The series will consist of a short, inspiring talk by a global thought or synthetic biology leader, followed by a longer talk by a rising star in synthetic biology.

The first seminar will feature Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Frances Arnold, professor at CalTech, and Albert Keung, assistant professor at North Carolina State University.

Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor or Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center at CalTech. She is co-chair of President Joe Biden’s Science and Technology Advisory Council and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Arnold’s group focuses on evolutionary protein design methods and using the results of laboratory evolution experiments to elucidate principles of biological design.

A discussion will follow.

For more information,  join the Slack group.