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Computational Cellular Engineering



Computational Cellular Engineering


Simone Bianco - IBM


Cellular engineering is a new scientific discipline which focuses on designing the structure of cells which performs specific functions. The use of computational methods for synthetic biology and cellular engineering is accelerating research and development and becoming essential for the progress of the disciplines. In this talk I will present recent advances in computational cellular engineering, with some examples and a vision for the role of artificial intelligence in the future of cellular engineering.


Simone Bianco is research manager of the department of Functional Genomics and Cellular Engineering at the IBM Almaden Research Center. He got his BS and MS in Physics at the University of Pisa, Italy, and his PhD in Physics from the University of North Texas. His main research interests are in in theoretical evolutionary biology, especially the evolution of RNA viruses, and cellular engineering. Dr Bianco is IBM PI and site director of the Center for Cellular Construction, an NSF Science and Technology Center in partnership with UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, SF State University and the SF Exploratorium. The center aims at transforming cell biology into an engineering discipline. He is a TED speaker with over 1M views, leader of one of 2018 IBM's 5-in-5, the 5 projects which will change the world in the next 5 years according to IBM, and a honorary visiting lecturer for the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, for his standing in the field of dynamical systems and his commitment to education.


2021-06-01 at 3:00 pm