Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


Seminar - Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson on 20 April 2017

Dr Martyn Dade-Robertson
Newcastle University

Growing Buildings with Bacteria: An Architects approach to Synthetic Biology

Open Centre Meeting - 20th April 2017

Short talks by

Pascoe Harvey (PhD student, Rosser Group, Biological Sciences) - 'Small RNA dependent guide RNAs as a platform for CRISPRi logic'

Dr Gareth Roberts (PDRA, Soufi Group, Biological Sciences) - 'Defining the Pioneer Activity of Human Oct4'.

Seminar - Dr Bruno Martins on 31 March 2017

Dr Bruno Martins

Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Frequency doubling in the cyanobacterial circadian clock

Seminar - Prof Ron Weiss on 4 April 2017

Professor Ron Weiss

Professor of Biological Engineering and Director, Synthetic Biology Center at MIT

Engineering cells, Building circuits

Open Centre Meeting on 23 March 2017


Dr Matteo Cavaliere (School of Informatics) – ‘Engineering eco-evolutionary feedbacks with synbio’      

Dr Niki Vermeulen (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies) – ‘Creating space for collaboration: an architectural perspective’

Seminar - Victor Sourjik on 23 March 2017

Prof Victor Sourjik (Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology)

Chemotactic bacteria as mobile biosensory devices

SynthSys Seminar - Carole Goble, 9 March 2017

Professor Carole Goble (University of manchester)

All the fun of the FAIR:  status and prospects for research data management in Life Sciences

Open Centre Meeting - 9 March 2017

Short talks by:

Stephen Wallace (Lecturer in Biotechnology, Biological Sciences) – ‘Merging Synthetic Biology and Synthetic Chemistry’

Patrick P. Rose (Science Director – Synthetic Biology, Office of Naval Research Global) - 'The Office of Naval Research Global, an overview'

SynthSys Seminar - Arben Merkoçi, 24 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)