Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


Open Centre Meeting - 23 June 2016


BSI Standards Project - Prof Joyce Tait (Director, Innogen Institute)


Bringing together experimental and computational methods for the study of vascular patterning - Dr Miguel O. Bernabeu (Chancellor’s Fellow, Centre for Medical Informatics, Usher Institute)

Hacking the Boundaries Workshop

 “Hacking the Boundaries” was held 20-22 April 2016 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Participants from 5 institutions met for this hack event which was aimed at the developers of multi-scale models and of the corresponding software tools.

Open Centre Meeting - 9 June 2016

Using absolute units to crack Arabidopsis circadian clock theory - Uriel Urquiza (PhD student, Millar group, School of Biological Sciences)
A Flexible, Modular Platform for Rapid Design and Assembly of Mammalian Expression Vectors - Andrea Martella  (PDRA, Cai Group, School of Biological Sciences)

Seminar - Dr Lionel Dupuy (James Hutton Institute) - 9 June 2016

Lionel X. Dupuy (The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee)

New ways to look at how roots interact with soils


Open Centre Meeting - 26 May 2016



Prof Joyce Tait (Director, Innogen Institute) - BSI Standards Project  *rescheduled from 28 April meeting*

Seminar - Dr Paolo Bombelli (University of Cambridge) - 26 May 2016

Dr Paolo Bombelli (Dept of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge)

Bio- and photo-bio electrochemical systems: academic investigation and engineering application

Open Centre Meeting - 12 May 2016


'Biosafety on earth and beyond: planetary protection policies, biotechnology, and space synthetic biology'

Dr Deborah Scott - (Research Fellow, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies)


Seminar - Prof Thomas Höfer (Heidelberg) - 12 May 2016

Speaker: Prof Thomas Höfer (Heidelberg)
Title: Regulation of transcriptional bursting: Testing theory with a light-controlled transcription factor
Time; 12noon
Venue: C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08
Host: Dr Andrew Goryachev

Open Centre Meeting - 28 April 2016

BSI Standards project - Prof. Joyce Tait (Director, Innogen Institute)
'Approaches to infer context-specific information flow for network medicine' - Dr Ian Overton (Senior Research Fellow, IGMM)
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus

Seminar - Prof Liz Sockett (University of Nottingham) - 28 April 2016

Predatory Biology of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus: invading and killing other bacteria

Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are small Gram-negative bacteria which invade the periplasm of a wide range of other Gram negative bacteria, including some important human and crop pathogens. This is a useful natural attribute in a world of antibiotic resistance but understanding how bacteria kill other bacteria is a complex process.