Recent advances in multiple restriction site free (MCS-free) cloning technologies by scientists working in synthetic biology have opened new opportunities for instruction, basic research, and industrial biotechnology. These advances are being made in response to the increasing demand for large-scale DNA assemblies, up to and including entire genomes. At TeselaGen, we are building a bioCAD/CAM rapid prototyping system for biology. Our mission is to provide a design-build-test-evolve platform for automated combinatorial DNA assembly, meeting our customer’s need for well managed, scalable, and very low-cost DNA construction and assembly.
Dr. Hillson is a world-recognized expert in the field of biological computer-aided design and manufacture, with over 8 years experience leading teams of software engineers, laboratory automation engineers, and biological experimentalists towards the collaborative development and operational demonstration of synthetic biology infrastructure for biomanufacturing applications. He performed his postdoctoral fellowship in microbiology at Stanford, and holds a PhD in biophysics from Harvard.
Dr. Richardson is a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Physical Biosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) on massive scale synthetic biology projects in biogeochemistry and bioremediation. Sarah has developed state of the art tools for the rapid, automated design of multikilobase synthetic genes and the automated design of assemblable, modular, synthetic chromosomes. Sarah is the recipient of the Turock Award for Promising Young Scientists and the Jupur Dinesh Thekdi Award from Johns Hopkins University. Sara holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the Johns Hopkins University.