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CHBE 565 Seminar, Prof. Fei Wen, University of Michigan, "Synthetic Biology in Personalized Immunotherapy"

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and International Paper Co.
116 Roger Adams Laboratory
Oct 12, 2017   2:00 pm  
Christy Bowser
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Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Seminars and Events

Synthetic biology, a relatively young field, has played a pivotal role in bringing biotechnology to the forefront of academic research and industrial practice. By focusing on the engineering of single target proteins, a great number of value-added natural and unnatural proteins have been successfully generated and commercialized, such as monoclonal antibodies, industrial enzymes, protein pharmaceuticals, etc. Looking forward to address challenges in more complex systems, the next generation protein engineering strategies that focus on the function of protein assemblies are desired. In this presentation, I will discuss how these novel strategies will lead to enabling technologies in human health, especially with respect to personalized immunotherapy with the aim to induce sustained and tunable antigen-specific T cell responses.

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