2023 Synergy Research Day

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2023 Synergy Research Day

August 17, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT

SBME Synergy Research Day is an opportunity for students in the Synergy Summer Undergraduate Studentship Program to showcase their summer research projects. We invite faculty, staff, students, researchers, and other BME enthusiasts to join us for a half day of posters and research talks!
Event Details:

  • 8:30 am | Welcome
  • 8:40 am | Keynote: Dr. Kobi Benenson
  • 9:40 am | Trainee Talks
  • 10:40 am | Poster Session
  • 12:15 pm | Awards

Item Locations:

  • Keynote & Trainee Talks | CBH Room 101
  • Poster Session | West Atrium of the Life Sciences Centre
  • Awards | LSC 1003


Dr. Kobi Benenson
Founder and CEO, Pattern Biosciences
Professor, ETH Zurich

Harnessing DNA computing to save lives
Most therapies act via engaging a target – a disease-associated molecular entity in human cells. However, no disease can be reduced to a single molecular feature, resulting in adverse effects and modest efficacies of many drugs. To overcome this fundamental limitation, we must create therapeutics that adequately capture disease complexity by intercepting disease phenotype at multiple points instead of just one.

DNA emerged as a substrate that can be programmed to sense and process multiple inputs in living human cells. After two decades of fundamental research, DNA molecules programmed to home in on complex molecular disease patterns are ready to start their journey to the clinic. We founded Pattern Biosciences with the vision of bringing the power of DNA computing to patients. I will talk about the scientific underpinnings of the technologies we use at Pattern, and about our vision to use DNA computing to treat cancer and other diseases.

To learn more about the underlying science please visit the following links:
Publication in Science Translational Medicine
Publication in Cell Systems


August 17, 2023
8:30 am - 12:30 pm PDT
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UBC Life Sciences Intitute
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
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