UF SynBio Webinars (Copy)

October 3, 2023

    UF SynBio Webinar - Scott Lenaghan


    October 3, 2023  11:00 am - 12:00 pm Zoom

    Expanding the Toolbox for Plant Synthetic Biology

    Scott Lenaghan
    Associate Professor, University of Tennessee

    Scott Lenaghan | Department of Food Science (tennessee.edu)

    While the installation of complex genetic circuits in microorganisms is relatively routine, the plant synthetic biology toolbox is comparably sparse. In order to repurpose plants as ‘devices’ that provide function in both the built environment, as well as in the more traditional agricultural setting, it is critical that the plant synthetic biology toolbox undergoes transformational growth. Associated with this growth is well-characterized validation of parts libraries, components, and modules to enable the assembly of more complex circuits. In this presentation, a bottom-up approach to the development of plants as sensors, phytosensors, will be discussed, along with other strategies that expand the plant synthetic biology toolbox for a variety of applications.

    Co-organized by Catalin Voiniciuc and Andrew Hanson
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