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Learning How to Engineer Genomes by Building Phage

Date:

November 10, 5:30 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4) / November 11 at 9:30 AM AEST

In this talk I will share some research stories about highly engineered øX174 phage created in my group and what lessons we have learned about genome engineering in general and phage engineering in particular. Specifically I will present the design and characterization of the first fully decompressed genome created from the highly overlapped øX174 phage and attempts to finish the genetics of øX174.

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Assistant Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and CSO of Hyperdrive Science

Dr. Paul Jaschke is an Assistant Professor in the Molecular Sciences Department of Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).

His research group is focused on using phage as models for issues faced during whole genome refactoring and while converting to new genetic codes.

Dr. Jaschke is also CSO of the start-up Hyperdrive Science which provides drug target identification services to pharmaceutical companies using phage. His lab is looking for collaborators who need help engineering phage.