SOURCE: Informa Learning

February 12, 2007 12:00 ET

Current Advances in the Field of Synthetic Biology to Be Addressed at Synthetic Biology Conference & Exhibition

Synthetic Biology Will Be Held March 26-27, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts

WESTBOROUGH, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Beachhead Consulting and Informa Learning have created the Synthetic Biology Conference and Exhibition. This forum is designed for researchers and executives working in synthetic and systems biology technology and product development to discuss how their research can be applied to life sciences.

The Synthetic Biology keynote presentation will cover advances in technologies of biological information:

Keynote Speaker:
Noubar B. Afeyan, Ph.D., Flagship Ventures
Engineering Biological Systems:
Advances in Technologies for Reading, Modeling, Simulating and Writing of
Biological Information.
Sessions will cover current advances in the field of synthetic biology and how these can be applied to benefit pharmaceutical and biotechnical manufacturers at many different levels.

Major Sessions:

--  Foundational Technology
    This session will cover how synthetic biologists change the behavior of
    the cell by designing and rewiring the complex networks of genes inside
    the cell.
--  Protein Engineering
    This session will discuss a few of the many different aspects of
    protein engineering.
--  Metabolic Engineering
    This session discusses modeling efforts and technologies involved in
    programming and controlling metabolic pathways to produce biological
    substitutes for less desirable chemical processes.
--  Therapeutic Engineering
    This session will present modeling efforts and cellular engineering
    efforts to develop better methods for drug development and delivery.
--  Cellular and Tissue Engineering
    This session presents methods to model cellular behavior for successive
    synthetic biology approaches.
--  Government, Business and Regulatory Issues
    This session will present current efforts within the synthetic biology
    community to produce standards for development and guidelines, centered
    around the efforts of a newly established international consortium on
    polynucleotide synthesis.

Synthetic Biology exhibit hall includes 5 companies in the field of synthetic biology. They are: sponsor and exhibitor Codon Devices & exhibitors BlueHeron Biotechnology, DNA 2.0, GENEART, and The Mathworks.

For questions contact IBC Life Sciences, 800.390.4078 or visit the website at To request a press pass to this event, please email

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