Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Chris Barnes on 12 April 2018

Controlling synthetic biological systems at the plasmid and population level
Chris Barnes (UCL)

Open Centre Meeting - 5 April 2018

Identification of key effectors that dictate MRSA virulence
Stuart McKellar (PhD student, Granneman Lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Robustness of microtubule cytoskeleton self-organization in Drosophila epithelia
Dr Lyuba Chumakova (Research Fellow, School of Mathematics)

SynthSys Seminar - Carmen Manas on 5 Apr 2018

Synthetic adhesins to target engineered E. coli to human tumors expressing EGFR and importance of flagella in adhesion
Carmen Manas (Spanish National Center for Biotechnology)

Open Centre Meeting - 22 March 2018

Genetic Therapies from Synthetic Biology
Dr Ralph Hector  (Research Fellow, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB), The Patrick Wild Centre, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences)
Technology Transfer - support for commercialisation of Intellectual property
Dr Shona Cunningham (Technology Transfer Manager, Edinburgh Innovations Ltd, University of Edinburgh)

Synthsys Seminar - Prof Karsten Kruse on 22 Mar 2018

Signal transduction by the conventional Protein Kinase Cα
Prof Karsten Kruse (University of Geneva)

Open Centre Meeting - 8 March 2018

CRISPR-Cas9 P1 Phagemid Enabling Sequence-Specific Killing of E. coli K12 and S. flexneri 2a
Russell Brown (PDRA, Wang Lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Digital Manufacturing: both hype and reality
Andrew Sherlock (Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor: School of Engineering)

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