Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

Events

Open Centre Meeting - 12 May 2016

Talks

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

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

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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

Talks
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.

Open Centre Meeting - 14 April 2016

Talks
Edinburgh Genome Foundry - Dr Hille Tekotte (Manager)
Design of a MoClo toolkit for Bacterial Microcompartment Assembly - Laura Tuck (PhD Student, Marles-Wright Group, School of Biological Sciences)     
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus

Open Centre Meeting - 24 March 2016

Talks
Growth dependence of the DNA damage response in Escherichia coli
Sebastian Jaramillo Riveri (PhD Student, el Karoui Group, School of Biological Sciences)
 
Statistical modeling of isoform splicing dynamics from RNA-seq time series data
Yuanhua Huang (PhD Student, Sanguinetti Group, School of Informatics)
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus

Seminar - Dr Calin Guet (IST Austria) - 24 March 2016

Speaker: Dr Calin Guet (IST Austria)
Title: Immigration Control Revisited
Time; 12noon
Venue: C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08

More than fifty years ago bacteria were shown to restrict foreign DNA from entering the cytoplasm through a system of restriction-modification enzymes, also known as immigration control. We have started to revisit the forgotten biology of this primitive immune system at the single cell level.

Host: Dr Teuta Pilizota

Open Centre Meeting - 10 March 2016

Talks
‘Electrons à la Carte: Fine-tuning of Exoelectrogenic Bacteria using Synthetic Biology’ - Beatrice Vetter (PhD Student, Rosser Group, School of Biological Sciences)
'Synthetic biology - where do we go from here?' – Prof Chris French (IQB3, School of Biological Sciences)
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus

Seminar - Samuel Isaacson (Boston University) - 25 February 2016

Speaker: Prof. Samuel Isaacson (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Boston University)
Title: Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Methods for Modeling Cellular Processes
Time; 12noon, Thursday 25th February 2016
Venue: C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08
 

Open Centre Meeting - 25 February 2016

Talks by
Dominic Berry (Research Fellow, School of Social and Political Science) - ‘Which history of synthetic biology’
Sander Granneman (Wellcome Trust Fellow, School of Biological Sciences) - 'How RNA decay helps to deal with stress’
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus