Bio: Andrew Magyar is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Synthetic Biology and Bioinstrumentation Group at Draper, where he is developing new technology for DNA synthesis. He has a Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and was a post-doc at Harvard in nanophotonics.
Abstract: Synthetic biology is enabling researchers to control biological systems with increasing precision and to leverage biology to help solve hard problems. Advanced instrumentation can help accelerate biological discovery and enable readout of biological signals. This talk will describe two technologies: an integrated nanophotonic-microfluidic platform for fluorescence detection and custom hardware built for high throughput screening of photo-controlled enzymes.