Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Dr Sebastian Kruss on 22 Feb 2018

Imaging of cellular communication with fluorescent biosensors and biophysics of immune cells
Sebastian Kruss (Göttingen University)

Open Centre Meeting - 22 February 2018


Monitoring ubiquitination cascades using a fluorescent confocal bead-based assay
Joanna Koszela (PDRA,Auer lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Experience of setting up a spin out company (3f Bio ltd) and encouraging others to take the plunge
Craig Johnston (Industry Director at (CMAC) Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation)

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Torbjörn Nordling on 15 feb 2018

Scaling of Model based Synthetic Biology requires Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks
Dr Torbjörn E. M. Nordling (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan & Stockholm Bioinformatics Centre)

Open Centre Meeting - 8 February 2018


The physics of biological and non-biological microswimmers       

Dr Aidan Brown, Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Physics & Astronomy


Multiscale modelling of cellular signalling processes and plant cell wall biomechanics

Dr Mariya Ptashnyk, Senior lecturer, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

SynthSys Seminar - Carole Collet on 8 Feb 2018

Design with living systems
Prof Carole Collet (Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures. Central St Martins)

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Dimitris Hatzinikolaou on 25 Jan 2018

Bioprospecting for lignocellulose biorefineries
Dr Dimitris Hatzinikolaou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Open Centre Meeting - 25 January 2018


Deciphering mRNA Sequence Determinants of Protein Production Rate
Dr Juraj Szavits Nossan (Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, School of Physics & Astronomy)
Edinburgh Innovations
Dr Denise Hodge (Business Development Manager, Edinburgh Innovations Ltd/ The University of Edinburgh)

SynthSys Seminar - Prof Pieter Rein ten Wolde on 18 Jan 2018

The robust ticking of a circadian clock
Prof Pieter Rein ten Wolde (AMOLF research lab & Department of Physics, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam)

Open Centre Meetng - 11 January 2018

Talks by

Dr Edward Wallace (Marie Curie Research Fellow. School of Informatics)
How fungi adapt to environmental change by remodeling their RNA: a systems biology challenge
Dr Ionat Zurr (Artist, curator, researcher and academic coordinator of SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)
Where should they belong? Looking to find the right place for bio-designed artifacts in the taxonomy and collections of natural/cultural histories

Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool

Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries.