Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


Open Centre Meeting - 7 Mar 2019

Dr Diego Oyarzun (Lecturer in Computational Biology, Informatics/Biological Sciences) - 'Computational modelling for systems & synthetic biology of metabolism'.

Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio (Lecturer in Synthetic Biology, Biological Sciences) – ‘Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Biological Systems’


Open Centre Meeting - 21 Feb 2019

Yixi Chen (PhD studDent, Kunath Lab, Biological Sciences) - ‘Engineering Parkinson’s disease-resistant human dopaminergic neurons by CRISPR-mediated mutation of the SNCA gene’

Dr Alexander McVey (PDRA, Pilizota Lab, Biological Sciences) - ‘Automated, aerated and affordable bioreactors’

SynthSys Seminar - Julia Bos on 21 Feb 2019

Understanding how bacterial filamentation could speed up microbial evolution
Dr Julia Bos (Department of Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur)

Open Centre Meeting - 7 Feb 2019

Prof Lynne Regan (Chair of Interdisciplinary Science, School of Biological Sciences) - ‘Synthetic proteins for synthetic (& systems) biology: We make the buses’

Dr Rob Smith (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) – ‘How do you get a project off the ground? The politics of value in Genome Project Write’ 

SynthSys Seminar - Alexandra Brand on 7 Feb 2019

Conserved eukaryotic polarity proteins direct the spatial organisation of multiple cellular processes, including directional growth, in the pathogenic fungus, Candida albicans
Dr Alexandra Brand (MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, University of Aberdeen)

Open Centre Meeting - 24 Jan 2019

Dr Alazne Dominguez (Research Fellow, Davies Group, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) -
‘Taking the Turing Test’
Mark Baillie (Communications & PR Manager -
City Region Deal – the Data-Driven Innovation Initiative

SynthSys Seminar - Walter Kolch on 24 Jan 2019

Precision Oncology enabled by computational modelling
Prof Walter Kolch (Director System Biology Ireland, University College Dublin)

Open Centre Meeting - 10 Jan 2019

Meriem el Karoui (Centre Director) - 
Centre Update
John Lonsdale (Head of Enterprise Services, Edinburgh Innovations)-
EIs new structure and the routes for staff and students to engage

SynthSys Seminar - Jan Roelof van der Meer on 10 Jan 2019

Synthetic bacterial sensors for environmental monitoring
Prof Jan Roelof van der Meer (Dept of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne)

Open Centre Meeting - 6 Dec 2018

Alexander Speakman (PhD student, Dunn Group, Institute for Bioengineering) –
‘Re-engineering of rat stem cells to investigate vitamin-C mediated culture improvements’
Dr Andrew Watkins (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) –
‘Using mammalian synthetic biology for enhanced processes and products: what do companies need?’