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Friday, July 22, 2016

BAGIM Event: Dr. Tzachi Pilpel August 9th starting at 5:45 pm at the Broad

Dr. Tazchi Pilpel of the Weizmann Institute will present "Revealing and Manipulating the Costs of Gene Expression" on Tuesday, August 9th at 7pm, following refreshments and networking at 5:45pm, at the Broad Institute, 415 Main St. Cambridge MA.

Dr. Pilpel's more detailed description of the talk: "Cells invest a significant amount of their energy and other resources to express their proteins. An economic strategy for gene expression would amount to an evolutionary design of genes whose proteins are expressed at a desired level but that minimize consumption of cellular resources during production. I will describe our usage of a synthetic gene approach, combined with in-lab massive competition and deep sequencing to reveal architectures of genes that evolved to minimize gene expression burden while maintaining a desired protein expression level."

Once at the Broad, take the elevators to the second floor, exiting left.  The event will be in the Monadnock room.  Please RSVP early and accurately so that we may better plan the event.  

BAGIM is sponsored by Scilligence, OpenEye Scientific Software, Schrodinger, Chemical Computing Group, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, Optibrium, Dassault Systemes, Dotmatics, LabAnswer, and ChemAxon