A Highly Automated System for COVID-19 Testing

Speaker: Jeff Lou, Automation Architect , Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

Public: Yes

Location: online

Event Type: Seminar

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Reminder Subject: TALK: A Highly Automated System for COVID-19 Testing

IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM
online 7:00 PM, Thursday, 18 March 2021

A Highly Automated System for COVID-19 Testing

Jeff Lou, Ginkgo Bioworks

Register in advance for this webinar at
https://acm-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/8416147974017/WN_o19hTzB9T3ySRogUIq2gAw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Ginkgo Bioworks is a biological engineering company that has had a unique opportunity to mitigate the impact of the SARS-CoV-19 pandemic. This talk will focus on the design, development, and validation of a massively scaled testing platform based on Next-Generation Sequencing, independent cart conveyance technology, collaborative robotics, and laboratory automation. Due to a pre-existing general technology platform for biological engineering, Ginkgo has been able to rapidly contribute to the public health response of COVID-19, including vaccine manufacturing process optimization, contributing research assets to free repositories of biological material, genomic sequencing to identify and monitor coronavirus mutants, and scaled surveillance testing for virus detection.

Jeff Lou is an Automation Architect at Ginkgo Bioworks and one of the designers of the Concentric testing service recently initiated by Ginkgo Bioworks.

This joint meeting of the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society and GBC/ACM will be online only due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Research Areas:
Computational Biology, Robotics

Impact Areas:
Health Care, Manufacturing

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Created by Dorothy Curtis Email at Sunday, March 07, 2021 at 11:34 AM.