March 15, 2009 | UW Bioengineering
Eric Chudler, associate research professor, was cited in the Thursday, March 12 Seattle Times as well as University Week for his work with Brain Awareness Week, which brought elementary and middle school students to campus Wednesday, March 11 to learn about the brain and the benefits of neuroscience research. The event included a lecture by Chudler and 50 hands-on stations where students could explore the brain.
Herbert Sauro, associate professor, was quoted in two articles in the February issue of The Scientist. In the article, “Standardize What?” voices optimism that the BioBricks Foundations Registry of Standard Biological Parts and Provisional BioBricks Language (PoBoL) systems can be made compatible to create a standardized computer-based language for exchanging parts.
“I think the technical issues are fairly minor,” Sauro said. “The idea of putting forward a proposed standard is for people to start criticizing it. We’ve really got to sit down and thrash things out.”In the article Brick by Brick, Sauro predicted that the field of synthetic biology would not emerge from undergraduate research alone, as some scientists anticipate, but from “money, institutional support, infrastructure.” Synthetic biology is the concept of biological engineering through sharing standardized biological parts. (3/15/09)