Foresight Designing Molecular Machines Workshop

July 10 & 11

@IndieBio in San Francisco

co-chaired by

Goals

Many areas within the molecular machines field could be sped up via advancements on the software and simulation-side.  This two-day workshop invites a select group of specialists in software and simulation to apply their skills to help those tackling the challenges of constructing atomically-precise 3D structures, including pathways using chemistry, applied physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and engineering.

 

 

Format

Presentations on open challenges in the molecular machines field and relevant advances in software tools. Smaller groups form around selected topics to determine the work required to make progress. Project proposal sketches are generated, including scope of work, budget, relevant collaborators and timeline. Present funders may help in a mentorship role. Smaller workshops to hash out promising proposals may follow.

 

What to expect

In addition to the main programming; mentorship hours, socials, and open breakout-spaces. In addition to benefiting from tech transfer across fields, and forming lasting collaborations with other leading scientists, entrepreneurs, and funders around shared goals, this workshop may unlock novel paths for long-term progress in the field.

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Confirmed participants

Agenda

Saturday, July 9

06:00 – 8:00 pm Optional workshop predrinks

Sunday, July 10

09:00 – 10:00 am Arrival & Networking
10:00 – 10:30 am

Intro

  • Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute
  • Adam Marblestone, Astera Institute 
  • Benjamin Reinhardt, PARPA 
10:30 – 12:00 am

Presentations

  • Jonathan Blow, Number None 
  • Eric Drexler, Oxford University
  • Chris Wintersinger, PARPA
  • Shawn Douglas, UCSF
  • Bret Victor, Dynamicland
12:00 – 01:00 pm Lunch (mentorship pairings)
01:00 – 02:30 pm

Presentations

  • Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jacob Swett, previous Arizona State University
  • Andrew Turberfield, University of Oxford
  • Erik Poppleton, University Oxford
  • Alexis Courbet, University of Washington
02:30 – 03:00 pm Break
03:00 – 04:30 pm

Presentations

  • William Shih, Harvard University
  • Basile Wicky, University of Washington 
  • Erik Benson, Oxford University 
  • Niamh Gavin, Future Matter 
  • Stephane Redon, One Angstrom
04:30 – 05:30 pm Select top topics for working groups
05:30 – 07:00 pm Dinner
07:00 – 09:00 pm

Drinks & breakouts

  • Yuanning Feng, Northwestern University
  • Open for topic proposals

Monday, July 11

09:00 – 10:00 am Arrival & Networking
10:00 – 12:00 pm Working groups on selected topics
12:00 – 01:00 pm Lunch (mentorship pairings)
01:00 – 03:00 pm Group presentations
03:00 – 03:30 pm Public vote & next steps
04:00 – 06:00 pm Optional workshop aftershow drinks

Agenda

Saturday, July 9

06:00 – 8:00 pm
Optional workshop predrinks

 

Sunday, July 10

09:00 – 10:00 am
Arrival & Networking

10:00 – 10:30 am
Intro

  • Allison Duettmann, Foresight Institute
  • Adam Marblestone, Astera Institute 
  • Benjamin Reinhardt, PARPA 

10:30 – 12:00 am
Presentations

  • Jonathan Blow, Number None 
  • Eric Drexler, Oxford University
  • Chris Wintersinger, PARPA
  • Shawn Douglas, UCSF
  • Bret Victor, Dynamicland

12:00 – 01:00 pm
Lunch (mentorship pairings)

01:00 – 02:30 pm
Presentations

  • Anna Balazs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jacob Swett, previous Arizona State University
  • Andrew Turberfield, University of Oxford
  • Erik Poppleton, University Oxford
  • Alexis Courbet, University of Washington

02:30 – 03:00 pm
Break

03:00 – 04:30 pm
Presentations

  • William Shih, Harvard University
  • Basile Wicky, University of Washington 
  • Erik Benson, Oxford University 
  • Niamh Gavin, Future Matter 
  • Stephane Redon, One Angstrom

04:30 – 05:30 pm
Select top topics for working groups

05:30 – 07:00 pm
Dinner

07:00 – 09:00 pm
Drinks & breakouts

  • Yuanning Feng, Northwestern University
  • Open for proposals

Monday, July 11

09:00 – 10:00 am
Arrival & Networking

10:00 – 12:00 pm
Working groups on selected topics

12:00 – 01:00 pm
Lunch (mentorship pairings)

01:00 – 03:00 pm
Group presentations

03:00 – 03:30 pm
Public vote & next steps

04:00 – 06:00 pm
Optional workshop aftershow drinks