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* Alpha testers for the [http://depts.washington.edu/soslab/gro gro Programming Language] needed! You can make your simulated bacterial micro-colonies grow into interesting shapes! (10/2011)
* Alpha testers for the [http://depts.washington.edu/soslab/gro gro Programming Language] needed! You can make your simulated bacterial micro-colonies grow into interesting shapes! (10/2011)
* [[User:Shaw|Fayette Shaw]] successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Fay! (10/2011)
* [[User:Shaw|Fayette Shaw]] successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Fay! (10/2011)
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* Slides for Eric's [http://dna17.caltech.edu/ DNA 17] Tutorial on stochastic biochemical systems are [http://depts.washington.edu/soslab/dna17-tutorial-public.pdf available here]. (9/2011)
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* We have a new grant to study pattern formation in bacteria: [http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1137266 Harnessing Intercellular Signaling to Engineer Pattern Formation] (with [http://www.taborlab.rice.edu/ Jeff Tabor], [http://beaker.biology.washington.edu/people/benkerr.htm Ben Kerr], [http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~oi1/ Oleg Igoshin], and [http://www.cs.washington.edu/homes/seelig/ Georg Seelig]), NSF. (8/2011)
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* We have a new paper on implementing control systems with molcules: K. [[User:Oishi|Oishi]] and E. Klavins, '''A biomolecular implementation of linear I/O systems''', ''IET Systems Biology'',  July 2011, vol 5, no. 4, p.252–260. [http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=ISBEAT000005000004000252000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes&ref=no url]. (7/2011)
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* Josh Bishop passed his General Exam! Congratulations Josh! (5/2011)
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* The 2011 Molecular Programming Project Workshop will be held Jun 16-18 at [http://molecular-programming.org/MPPWiki/index.php/2011_MPP_Workshop_Retreat Friday Harbor].
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* [[Image:Nils_Napp.jpg|thumb|right|80px|Dr. Napp]][[User:Napp|Nils Napp]] has received his Ph.D. and is off to Harvard to be a postdoc! We'll miss you Nils! (1/2011)
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* Graduate students Shelly Jang and Chris Takahashi pass their qualifying exams. Congratulations! (11/2010)
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* Our [[Projects|auxin synthetic biology project]], in collaboration with the Jennifer Nemhauser, [http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013461469_paulallen18m.html has been funded] by the Allen Foundation! (11/2010)
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* UW's 2010 [http://2010.igem.org/Main_Page iGEM gets gold again], plus ties in the best health and medicine category.  (11/2010)
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* New grant from the National Science Foundation: [http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1002220 Estimation & Observation of Stochastic Biochemical Networks]. Congratulations to co-PI David Thorsley, on whose research this grant is based. (6/2010)
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* NAKFI has awarded the participants in the robustness subgroup a grant to form a competition to make the most robust synthetic biological systems. The contest is called [http://openwetware.org/wiki/CAGEN CAGEN], for ''critical assessment of genetically engineered networks''.  (5/2010)
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* UW's [http://2009.igem.org/Team:Washington iGEM] team goes to Cambridge and brings back a '''gold medal'''. Congratulations! [http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=53790 University Week Article], [http://dailyuw.com/2009/11/17/uw-students-bring-home-gold-medal-international-sc/ Daily Article]. (11/2009)
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* The [[Retreat_2009|SOSLab 2009 Retreat]] was October 3, 2009. Kevin Oishi wins ''best presentation''!
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* The 2nd [http://faculty.washington.edu/thorsley/banff09/ Workshop on Stochasticity in Biochemical Reaction Networks] will be held in Banff, Sept. 25-27, 2009.
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* UW's [http://soslab.ee.washington.edu/igem/index.html iGEM] team goes to Cambridge and brings back a bronze medal. Congratulations! (11/2008)
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* Caltech and UW are awarded $10M from the National Science Foundation for the '''Molecular Programming Project'''! Read the [http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=112075&org=NSF&from=news press release] or visit the [http://www.ist.caltech.edu/mpp/ MPP website]. (9/2008)
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* J. M. [[User:McNew|McNew]] successfully defends his thesis on ''Nondeterministic Modeling and Verification of Networked Robotics Systems'' to become the SOSLab's first graduated Ph.D. Congratulations J.M.! (8/2008)
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* SOSLab postdoc [[User:Thorsley|David Thorsley]] awarded ''best presentation in session'' for '''both''' of his ''American Control Conference'' papers presented June 11, 2008 in Seattle, WA. Congratulations David!
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* SOSLab awarded an "[http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/rfps/ARichardNewtonAwards.aspx A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award]" from [http://research.microsoft.com/ Microsoft] to study stochastic processes inside single cells of genetically engineered bacteria. See [[Papers|David Thorsley's ACC 2008 Paper]] for the main idea. See also this [http://www.coe.berkeley.edu/news-center/newton/newton-campus-obituary.html obituary] of A. Richard Newton, in whose honor these awards were given. (3/2008)
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* The ''Center for Molecular Cybernetics'', an NSF Chemical Bonding Center dedicated to the study of single-molecule robots, launches its [http://www.thespiderworld.com/index.htm new web site] (12/2007).
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* SOSLab PI Eric Klavins is co-PI in a new $2M NSF grant: [http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0735953 EFRI-ARESCI: Controlling the Autonomously Reconfiguring Factory] with MIT, Cornell and U. Penn. (8/2007)
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* [[User:Burden|Sam Burden]] has been awarded with a [http://www.washington.edu/research/urp/students/rfau2007.html UW Research Fellowship for Advanced Undergraduates]. Congratulations Sam!  (8/2007)
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* The programmable parts appear on the cover of the [http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=4272237&isYear=2007 August] issue of ''Control Systems Magazine''! (7/2007)
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* SOSLab graduate student [[User:Shaw|Fay Shaw]] passes the ME qualifying exam. Congratulations Fay! (5/2007)
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* 3/2007: SOSLab graduate student J.M. McNew passes the EE general exam. Congratulations J.M.!
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* 3/2007: We are gradually moving all online content to a new wiki. Check it out. The [[BioCircuits:Spring_2007|BioCircuits]] course is the first big section.
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* 1/2007: We are developing a new course for Spring 2007: [http://sveiks.ee.washington.edu/biocircuits/announcement.pdf An Introduction to BioCircuits]! Sign up!
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* 10/2006: Josh Bishop (with Fay Shaw and Eric Klavins) wins Best Poster in the UW Center for Nanotechnology's Poster Competition. The title: "Improved Repeatability of a DNA Nanomotor".
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* 9/2006: The [http://sveiks.ee.washington.edu/video latest videos of the programmable parts] have been posted.
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* 4/2006: SOSLab gets [http://sveiks.ee.washington.edu/pix/openhouse06.jpg visitors] as part of the COE open house.
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* 2/2006: [http://www.infospheres.caltech.edu/people/index.html Chandy] (Caltech), [http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~doyle/ Doyle] (Caltech), [http://faculty.washington.edu/klavins Klavins] (UW), [http://www.cds.caltech.edu/~murray/ Murray] (Caltech, PI) and [http://www.mit.edu/~parrilo/ Parrilo] (MIT) receive [http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Feb2006/d20060222muri.pdf MURI Award] for their proposal: "High Confidence Design for Distributed Embedded Systems".
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* 2/2006: Eric goes to physical biology bootcamp at the [http://www.rpgroup.caltech.edu/courses/PBL/bootcamp0206.htm Rob Phillips Lab].
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* 12/2005: SOSLab Undergrad Sam Burden wins [http://www.washington.edu/oue/mge/index.shtml Mary Gates Fellowship] -- again.
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* 11/2005: SOSLab Graduate Students Josh Bishop and Nils Napp pass their qualifying exams! Congratulations!
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* 9/2005: SOSLab's programmable parts are featured at the [http://www.nsf.gov/news/newsmedia/robotics05/index.jsp NSF's Exhibition of U.S. Robotics Research].
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* 6/2005: SOSLab's 16-processor cluster is up and running ([http://proline.ee.washington.edu/ganglia check usage]) -- thanks to Richard Kreisberg.
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* 4/2005: SOSLab opens its doors to local K-12 students as part of UW Engineering's Open House. ([http://faculty.washington.edu/klavins/openhouse05.html See photos].)
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* 2/2005: SOSLab's "programmable parts" are self-assembling! ([http://sveiks.ee.washington.edu/video/ Read more].)
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* 1/2005: New grant: "DNA Machines" funded by [http://www.washington.edu/research/rrf.html UW's Royalty Research Fund].
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* 12/2004: SOSLab Undergrad Sam Burden wins [http://www.washington.edu/oue/mge/index.shtml Mary Gates Fellowship].
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Revision as of 16:59, 25 July 2012

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  News

  • The first paper on gro is accepts to ACS Synthetic Biology. (7/2012)
  • Robert Egbert successfully defends his thesis! Congratulations Josh! (7/2012)
  • Josh Bishop successfully defends his thesis! Congratulations Josh! (5/2012)
  • Check out some of the gro simulations made by undergrad students in our Introduction to Synthetic Biology course on youtube. By the way, congratulations to Rehana Rodrigues who was voted to have the best simulation by the class! (12/2011)
  • UW's first workshop on synthetic biology will be held Jan. 9. (12/2011)
  • UW's iGEM Team wins the Grand Prize at the 2011 iGEM Jamboree. Congratulations to all the students and advisors who showed that UW has the best synthetic biology students in the world! (11/2011)
  • Alpha testers for the gro Programming Language needed! You can make your simulated bacterial micro-colonies grow into interesting shapes! (10/2011)
  • Fayette Shaw successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis! Congratulations Fay! (10/2011)
  • Old News

Keywords: Control; Synthetic Biology; Robotics; Verification; Engineering; Self Assembly; Feedback.