Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


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. 

SynthSys Seminar - Prof Nir Gov on 14 Dec 2017

Guided by Curvature: shaping cells by coupling curved membrane proteins and cytoskeletal forces
Prof Nir Gov (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Open Centre Meeting - 7 December 2017

Talks by -

Alessia Lepore (PDRA, el Karoui Group, School of Biological Sciences)
Single molecule observations in real time of DNA double strand break repair in E.coli      
Katherine Dunn (Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering: Synthetic Biology, School of Engineering)
From Physics to DNA Nanotechnology and Electrosynbionics

Guest seminar - Chris Woods on 5 Dec 2017

Computational Design of Parametrizable Protein Folds
Chris Wells Wood – Woolfson Group, University of Bristol

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Andras Gyorgy on 28 Nov 2017

Shared resources by the numbers 
Andras Gyorgy (NYU Abu Dhabi)