The Society for In Vitro Biology is pleased to announce that Dr. June Medford will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 In Vitro Biology Meeting (June 8 – 22) at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, FL. The Opening Ceremony and Keynote Symposium will be held on Sunday, June 9th at 3:15 – 5:30 pm. The title of Dr. Medford’s Keynote Address is “Synthetic Biology for Engineering Plant Genetic Circuits: from Predictable Electronic-like Functions to Innovative Desalination.”
Dr. June Medford completed her Ph.D. at Yale University and is currently a Professor of Biology at Colorado State University. She is a recognized world leader in plant synthetic biology. Dr. Medford is at the forefront in developing methodologies and applications for synthetic biology implemented in plants. She developed the first plant sentinels, plants transformed with the computationally designed ability to detect and respond to exogenous substances, as featured on the television program NOVA. She also developed programmable genetic controllers, and new technology for a synthetic desalination circuit. Dr. Medford serves on three Editorial Boards for synthetic biology journals, and is active in numerous Synthetic Biology organizations, including EBRC (Leadership Council) to GP-write (Scientific Executive Committee). Dr. Medford is active in promoting the use of plant synthetic biology to a wide audience of scientists and policy makers in both the U.S. and U.K.