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Join the NSF Bioeconomy Lecture on convergent synthetic design on March 18


March 11, 2021

On Thursday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, NSF will hold a panel discussion on "Sowing the Seeds of Convergent Synthetic Design," the latest session of NSF’s Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series.

The event will feature presentations and discussion by:

  • Lydia M. Contreras, University of Texas
  • Douglas Densmore, Boston University
  • Julius Lucks, Northwestern University
  • Jennifer Nemhauser, University of Washington 

Find event details and recordings of past events on the Bioeconomy Distinguished Lecture Series page.

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