Summer 2016

August 26, 2016
Presenter: Dora Capatos
Reimer, J. M., Aloise, M. N., Harrison, P. M., and Martin Schmeing, T. (2016) Synthetic cycle of the initiation module of a formylating nonribosomal peptide synthetase. Nature 529, 239-242.
August 12, 2016
Presenter: Rhys Hakstol
Fernandez-Rodriguez, J., and Voigt, C. A. (2016) Post-translational control of genetic circuits using Potyvirus proteases. Nucleic Acids Research 44, 6493-6502.
August 5, 2016
Presenter: Justin Vigar
Din, M. O., Danino, T., Prindle, A., Skalak, M., Selimkhanov, J., Allen, K., Julio, E., Atolia, E., Tsimring, L. S., Bhatia, S. N., and Hasty, J. (2016) Synchronized cycles of bacterial lysis for in vivo delivery. Nature 536, 81-85.
July 29, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Andy Hudson
Bird, J. G., Zhang, Y., Tian, Y., Panova, N., Barvík, I., Greene, L., Liu, M., Buckley, B., Krásný, L., Lee, J. K., Kaplan, C. D., Ebright, R. H., and Nickels, B. E. (2016) The mechanism of RNA 5′ capping with NAD+, NADH and desphospho-CoA. Nature 535, 444-447.
July 22, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Senthil Kumar Duraikannu Kailasam
Wang, C., Han, B., Zhou, R., and Zhuang, X. Real-Time Imaging of Translation on Single mRNA Transcripts in Live Cells. Cell 165, 990-1001.
July 15, 2016
Presenter: Jalyce Heller
Oakes, B. L., Nadler, D. C., Flamholz, A., Fellmann, C., Staahl, B. T., Doudna, J. A., and Savage, D. F. (2016) Profiling of engineering hotspots identifies an allosteric CRISPR-Cas9 switch. Nature Biotechnology 34, 646-651.
July 8, 2016
Presenter: Laura Keffer-Wilkes
Pardee, K., Green, Alexander A., Takahashi, Melissa K., Braff, D., Lambert, G., Lee, Jeong W., Ferrante, T., Ma, D., Donghia, N., Fan, M., Daringer, Nichole M., Bosch, I., Dudley, Dawn M., O’Connor, David H., Gehrke, L., and Collins, James J. Rapid, Low-Cost Detection of Zika Virus Using Programmable Biomolecular Components. Cell 165, 1255-1266.
June 24, 2016
Presenter: Dr. Raja Kamalampeta
Wood, T. L., Guha, R., Tang, L., Geitner, M., Kumar, M., and Wood, T. K. (2016) Living biofouling-resistant membranes as a model for the beneficial use of engineered biofilms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, E2802-E2811.
June 17, 2016
Presenter: Harland Brandon
Amiram, M., Haimovich, A. D., Fan, C., Wang, Y.-S., Aerni, H.-R., Ntai, I., Moonan, D. W., Ma, N. J., Rovner, A. J., Hong, S. H., Kelleher, N. L., Goodman, A. L., Jewett, M. C., Soll, D., Rinehart, J., and Isaacs, F. J. (2015) Evolution of translation machinery in recoded bacteria enables multi-site incorporation of nonstandard amino acids. Nature Biotechnology 33, 1272-1279.
June 10, 2016
Presenter: Taylor Sheahan
Abudayyeh, O. O., Gootenberg, J. S., Konermann, S., Joung, J., Slaymaker, I. M., Cox, D. B. T., Shmakov, S., Makarova, K. S., Semenova, E., Minakhin, L., Severinov, K., Regev, A., Lander, E. S., Koonin, E. V., and Zhang, F. (2016) C2c2 is a single-component programmable RNA-guided RNA-targeting CRISPR effector. Science.
May 27, 2016
Presenter: Evan Caton
Sarkisyan, K. S. et al. (2016) Local fitness landscape of the green fluorescent protein. Nature 533, 397-401.
May 20, 2016
Presenter: Dylan Girodat
Wang, Z., Xu, W., Liu, L., and Zhu, T. F. (2016) A synthetic molecular system capable of mirror-image genetic replication and transcription. Nature Chemistry 8, 698-704.