Design, Construction, and Analysis of a Synthetic Minimal Bacterial Cell

16 Jun 2019
21 Jan 2019 | 4pm
CeLS Auditorium

Design, Construction, and Analysis of a Synthetic Minimal Bacterial Cell

The minimal cell is the hydrogen atom of cellular biology. Such a cell, because of its simplicity and absence of redundancy would be a platform for investigating just what biological components are required for life, and how those parts work together to make a living cell.  Since the late 1990s, our team at the Venter Institute has been developing a suite of synthetic biology tools that enabled us to build what previously has only been imagined, a minimal cell.