Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Graham Farquha, 23rd July 2015

Water-use efficiency and water use effectiveness, a stomatal perspective using stable isotopes

Host: Alistair McCormick

SynthSys Open Centre Meeting - 25th June 2015

Chair: Chris French

‘A cell-free paper-based biosensor for the detection of illicit drugs and their contaminants’
iGEM Team
‘Transcriptional kinetics in single mammalian cells: stochasticity, refractory periods and negative feedback loops’
Nacho Molina (Chancellor’s Fellow, Biological Sciences)
When? 9.30 - 10.30am
Where? Waddington 1.08/1.09

SynthSys Seminar - 25th June 2015

Jason Chin
(Head, Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology Programme Leader, Division of Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
Reprogramming the Genetic Code

SynthSys Seminar - 18th June 2015

Julien Gagneur (Gene Center, LMU, Munich)

Determinants of RNA metabolism in S. pombe & Negative feedback buffers effects of regulatory variants

SynthSys Seminar - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Peter Lenz

(Dept of Physics & Loewe Centre for Synthetic Microbiology, University of Marburg)

Modeling in (synthetic) biology

Open Centre Meeting - 11 June 2015

Chair: Guido Sanguinetti

Effects of crowding on stochastic reaction kinetics in cells
Claudia Cianci (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Grima Group, School of Biological Sciences)
The emergence of systems biology: historical investigations
Niki Vermeulen (Lecturer in history/sociology of science, School of Social & Political Sciences)
When? 9.30 - 10.30am
Where? Waddington 1.08/1.09

Synthsys Seminar - 11th June 2015

Nenad  Pavin

(University of Zagreb)

Self-organization and force balance in mitotic spindles

SynthSys Seminar - 4th June 2015

Ian Stansfield (University of Aberdeen)

Genome-wide simulation of translation correctly predicts the gene targets of tRNA-specific regulation

SynthSys Seminar - 28th May 2015

Dr Markus Bär (Physikalisch-Technische, Berlin)

Modelling Pattern Formation and Waves in Active Biological Fluids

Designing Nature

Designing Nature

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 3 June

The Conversation Room, The Royal Institution, London

Event description
Biology appears to be less law-like than its sister sciences, but could we change this with design? Jane Calvert and Alistair Elfick discuss synthetic biology, an emergent discipline that aims to rationally design and fabricate biological devices; and how applying engineering principles to living systems might help us harness the power of the natural world. This is the final of three guest-curated talks by Michela Massimi.