Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Ai Muto - 27 July 2016

Dr Ai Muto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

Applications of comprehensive E.coli single-gene knockout mutant libraries: Keio collection and Aska deletion

Seminar - Sima Setayeshgar - 30 June 2016

Sima Setayeshgar (Indiana University)

Optimal strategies in single cell sensing and response

Seminar - Prof Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla - 23 June 2016

Professor Elena R. Álvarez-Buylla (National Autonomous University of Mexico, Institute of Ecology & Center for Complex Studies)

System-level mechanisms in plant development, plasticity and evolution: From regulatory networks and epigenetic landscapes to morphogenesis

Seminar - Dr Seamus Holden - 23rd June 2016

Dr Seamus Holden (Newcastle University)
When one becomes two: studying the biophysics of bacterial cell division with super resolution microscopy

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