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Software for Programming Cells



Colin Gravill discusses programming living cells, demonstrating a software tool chain for characterizing genetic parts that can be combined into genetic devices for programming cell function.


Colin Gravill is a research software developer in the Biological Computation group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He has worked in fluid dynamics, earthquake simulation, terahertz spectroscopy, and is now helping to apply programming methods to the messy world of biology. He graduated from Durham University in Natural Science and studies Synthetic Biology trying to write better JavaScript.

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Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web.

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Mar 25, 2014