Designing with RNA

22 Mar
Topics in Bioengineering
Christina Smolke, Stanford University
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
GM 102, Haller Hall

Researchers are taking advantage of the relative ease with which RNA can be modeled and designed to engineer synthetic RNA molecules that act as sensors, regulators, controllers, and scaffolds. I will describe recent advances in the design and application of these functional RNA. I will also discuss the integration of next generation sequencing to develop quantitative assays to measure the activities of hundreds of thousands of functional RNAs simultaneously; thereby providing greater insight into the sequence-structure-function relationships necessary to guide rational design. 

Rebekah Stiles