Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


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)

Open Centre Meeting - 9 February 2017

BabblED: A Modular Approach to DNA Data Storage
Edinburgh iGEM team (2016)
Engaging new audiences through art and experimentation
Dr. James Howie (ASCUS Art and Science)

SynthSys Seminar - Gilles Charvin, 9 February 2017

Gilles Charvin (IGBMC)

Nonlinear feedback drives homeostatic plasticity in H2O2 stress response

Open Centre Meeting - 26 January 2017


Real-time multi-spectral monitoring of biological phosphorus removal from wastewater
Helen Cope (Elfick Group, School of Engineering)
Introduction to Consultancy at the University of Edinburgh       
Claire Keenan (Consultancy Associate, Edinburgh Research and Innovation (ERI

SynthSys Seminar - Sarah R Davies, 26 January 2017

Sarah R Davies

(Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen)


Responsibility in practice: What does (and should) scientific responsibility mean?