Special Seminar: Tae Seok Moon

11.04.2023 17:00 Würzburg, Germany

We cordially invite you to Tae Seok Moon's talk “Systems and synthetic biology: constructing smart and programmable microbes to address global problems”. The talk will take place in Building D15, room 01.002-004 at 5 pm.

Prof Tae Seok Moon “Systems and synthetic biology: constructing smart and programmable microbes to address global problems”

The past decade has witnessed the tremendous power of systems and synthetic biology in the creation of genetic parts, devices, and systems, which helps understand complex biological systems. However, its potential for real-world applications has not been fully exploited. One of its promising applications is the construction of programmable cells that are able to integrate multiple environmental signals and to implement synthetic control over biological processes.

Tae Seok Moon's research interests are focused on developing microbes that are able to process multiple input signals and to generate user-defined outputs. Specifically, he aims to build genetic programs in order to control various bacterial processes such as gene expression, chemical reactions, and evolution. Prof Moon will present unpublished results of his research projects by discussing the potential and challenges of systems and synthetic biology to address global problems, including plastic and agricultural waste issues, non-invasive diagnostics and disease treatment using smart probiotics, sustainable bioproduction, and biocontainment of engineered organisms.

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Würzburg, Germany

Date and Time: 11.04.2023 17:00 – 11.04.2023 18:00


Würzburg, Germany

Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI)
Josef-Schneider-Str. 2
Building D15 (room 01.002-004)
97080 Würzburg