2020: COVID-19: BioMaking Solutions

  • June 18, 2020 – Dr. J. Christopher Love, Raymond A. (1921) and Helen E. St. Laurent Professor Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT
    “Developing scalable and accessible vaccines for COVID-19”
  • June 25, 2020 – Dr. Andrea Carfi, Head of Research, Infectious Disease at Moderna Therapeutics
    “Rapid Development of mRNA-1273: a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2”
  • July 8, 2020 – Dr. Mariana Matus, CEO and Co-Founder at Biobot Analytics
    “Tracking the COVID-19 outbreak through wastewater epidemiology”
  • July 16, 2020 – Dr. Mark Bathe, Professor, Department of Biological Engineering at MIT
    “Virus-like DNA Nanoparticle Vaccine for COVID-19”
  • July 29, 2020 – Dr. Pranam Chatterjee, Molecular Machines Group, MIT Media Lab
    “Computation-Mediated Protein Engineering of Robust Genome Editing and Anti-Viral Tools Against SARS-CoV-2”
  • August 5, 2020 – Dr. David Gifford, Professor, MIT Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Biological Engineering
    “Computationally optimized SARS-CoV-2 MHC class I and II vaccine formulations predicted to target human haplotype distributions” (Register to Attend)

2021: Equity and Social Action in BioMaking

  • March 16, 2021 – Dr. Louise Lassalle, Assistant Director of Life Design and the Johns Hopkins University, Communications Project Manager and the Open Insulin Foundation
    “Open Insulin: Addressing the Crisis” Recording link to come!
  • April 6, 2021 – Malik and Miles George, MIT Department of Biological Engineering Class of 2022
    “Making STEM Accessible – The Importance of Science Communication” Recording link to come!
  • April 13, 2021 – Devora Najjar, MIT Media Lab – Responsive Environments and researcher in Collins Lab
    “Biosensors for Community-Based Environmental Monitoring” Recording link to come!
  • April 28, 2021 – Omar Perez, Xinampa Board Member
    “Xinampa: Cultivating an Equitable Future Bioeconomy in the Monterey Bay Region” Recording link to come!
  • May 4, 2021 – Dr. Robin Scheffler, Associate Professor of MIT Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
    “Genetown: Biotechnology and Inequity in Greater Boston” Recording link to come!