Lectures:

 

Tuesday, May 23, 9 AM-5PM

Jack Szostak: Origin of life on earth and design of alternatives

Robert Langer: Synthetic tissues

Frances Arnold: New enzymes by evolution

Jennifer Doudna: CRISPR Systems: From adaptive immunity to genome editing

Emmanuelle Charpentier: Gene editing and genome engineering with CRISPR-Cas9

Dan Gibson: Design and Synthesis of cells from the bottom up

Discussion in plenum with symposium co-chairs Lorie Karnath and Bengt Nordén

 

Wednesday, May 24, 9AM-5PM

Leroy Hood: Scientific wellness and healthcare

Gerald Joyce: Self-replicating synthetic systems

Jens Nielsen: Controlling metabolism: From yeast to human

Nick Lane: Origin of eukaryotic cell

Reiko Kuroda: Mirror-image animals - mechanical manipulation and a point mutation

Discussion in plenum with symposium co-chairs Lorie Karnath and Bengt Nordén

 

The symposium is organized by Molecular Frontiers Foundation and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and funded by Chalmers University of Technology, The Swedish Research Council and Merck.