9:10am - 9:35am Welcome and Introduction to Sc2.0
Thursday Jul 16
The Synthetic Yeast Genome Project, Sc2.0, is the world’s first eukaryotic genome engineering project. Led by Dr. Jef Boeke, the goal is to replace the 12 million base pair native genome sequence of S. cerevisiae, or budding yeast, with a completely synthetic and designer version. The designer features of Sc2.0 plus the international consortium of research scientists now working together to build the Sc2.0 genome will be described.