Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Arben Merkoçi, 23 February 2017

Arben Merkoçi
(Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology)

Diagnostics using Nanobiosensors

Open Centre Meeting - 23 February 2017


Metabolomics facility updates, ideas and guidance
Dr Hannah Florance (Metabolomics specialist) – Le Bihan Lab, Biological Sciences
Company Formation
Liza Sutherland (Enterprise Executive LAUNCH.ed) - Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI)
Tom Ogilvie (Enterprise Development Manager) - Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI)

Open Centre Meeting - 9 February 2017

BabblED: A Modular Approach to DNA Data Storage
Edinburgh iGEM team (2016)
Engaging new audiences through art and experimentation
Dr. James Howie (ASCUS Art and Science)

SynthSys Seminar - Gilles Charvin, 9 February 2017

Gilles Charvin (IGBMC)

Nonlinear feedback drives homeostatic plasticity in H2O2 stress response

Open Centre Meeting - 26 January 2017


Real-time multi-spectral monitoring of biological phosphorus removal from wastewater
Helen Cope (Elfick Group, School of Engineering)
Introduction to Consultancy at the University of Edinburgh       
Claire Keenan (Consultancy Associate, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI

SynthSys Seminar - Sarah R Davies, 26 January 2017

Sarah R Davies

(Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen)


Responsibility in practice: What does (and should) scientific responsibility mean?

SynthSys Seminar - Ulrich Schwarz, 12 Jan 2017

Ulrich Schwarz (Heidelberg University, BioQuant and Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Active elasticity of cells

Open Centre Meeting - 8 Dec 2016


‘Single cell measurements of free energy dynamics in E.coli'
Katya Krasnopeeva
(PhD student, Pilizota Group, Biological Sciences)
‘Testing inference methods with microscopes and microscopes with inference methods'          
Dr Elco Bakker
(Swain Group, Biological Sciences)

SynthSys Seminar - Luke Mackinder, 8 Dec 2016

Luke Mackinder (University of York)

A repeat protein links Rubisco to form the eukaryotic carbon concentrating organelle

Open Centre Meeting - 24 Nov 2016


‘House of blue light’
Dr Alazne Dominguez (Research Fellow, Davies Lab, Centre for Integrative Physiology)
Marking the onset of respiration’
Manuel Lenz (RA, Swain Lab, Biological Sciences)