Prof. Keith PARDEE

University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Keith PARDEE

University of Toronto, Canada

Biography

Prof. Keith PARDEE is a Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto, Canada and his lab is focused in the field of synthetic biology, specifically on pioneering in vitro devices to host cell-free synthetic gene networks for broad applications in sensing and human health. His lab primarily uses a cell-free platform (freeze-drying the enzymes of transcription and translation, along with genetically encoded tools, into porous materials such as paper) to lower the cost and technical barriers of diagnostics, and producing new biotechnologies that can be embedded into handheld portable devices. He has used this approach to create a sterile and abiotic platform for low cost diagnostics for Ebola and Zika viruses, and have also created a platform for making vaccines in the field. Through ongoing projects, he is pushing the field in exciting directions and applying cell-free expression broadly to applications in biomedical research.

 

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Keynote Lecture: Prof Keith PARDEE

12 Jun 2020
9:00 - 10:00