I presented a poster titled “Effects of Resource Sharing on Gene Expression Dynamics” at the 2016 Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) Conference in Chicago.
Dr. Julius Lucks, Associate Professor at Northwestern University, won the ACS Synthetic Biology Young Investigator Award and presented “Uncovering How RNA Molecules ‘Make Decisions’ On the Fly: Towards Understanding and Engineering CoTranscriptional RNA Folding." This was an amazing lecture about visualizing RNA folding as it is being transcribed. He described their SHAPE-Seq technology to protect RNA from degradation and measure the reactivity with nucleotide resolution. This allowed them to see hairpin loops fold and unfold as the RNA was transcribed.
Watters, Kyle E., et al. "Cotranscriptional folding of a riboswitch at nucleotide resolution." Nature structural & molecular biology 23.12 (2016): 1124.