Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


Open Centre Meeting - 1st June 2017

Talks by

Dirk Kleinjan (PDRA, Rosser group, School of Biological Sciences) - 'Drug-tunable multi-directional Synthetic Gene Control using Inducible Degron-tagged dCas9 Effectors'

Sara Buonomo (Lecturer of Epigenetics, School of Biological Sciences) - Title to be confirmed

Seminar - Thomas Howard on 25th May 2017

Navigating biological complexity: application of design of experiments methodology to metabolic engineering and synthetic gene networks.

Thomas Howard
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Newcastle University.

Open Centre Meeting - 4th May 2017


Eric Thorand (Nakayama & Pilizota Groups, Biological Sciences) - Microfluidic platform for mechano-chemical investigations of single plant cells
Dr Susie Sou (Rosser Group, Biological Sciences) - CRISPR-Cas based synthetic transcription factors: A strategy for improving bioproduction in CHO cells

Seminar - Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson on 20 April 2017

Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson
Newcastle University

Growing Buildings with Bacteria: An Architects approach to Synthetic Biology

Open Centre Meeting - 20th April 2017

Short talks by

Pascoe Harvey (PhD student, Rosser Group, Biological Sciences) - 'Small RNA dependent guide RNAs as a platform for CRISPRi logic'

Dr Gareth Roberts (PDRA, Soufi Group, Biological Sciences) - 'Defining the Pioneer Activity of Human Oct4'.

Seminar - Dr Bruno Martins on 31 March 2017

Dr Bruno Martins

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Frequency doubling in the cyanobacterial circadian clock

Seminar - Prof Ron Weiss on 4 April 2017

Professor Ron Weiss

Professor of Biological Engineering and Director, Synthetic Biology Center at MIT

Engineering cells, Building circuits

Open Centre Meeting on 23 March 2017


Dr Matteo Cavaliere (School of Informatics) – ‘Engineering eco-evolutionary feedbacks with synbio’      

Dr Niki Vermeulen (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) – ‘Creating space for collaboration: an architectural perspective’

Seminar - Victor Sourjik on 23 March 2017

Prof Victor Sourjik (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)

Chemotactic bacteria as mobile biosensory devices

SynthSys Seminar - Carole Goble, 9 March 2017

Professor Carole Goble (University of manchester)

All the fun of the FAIR:  status and prospects for research data management in Life Sciences