Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

Events

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

Guest Seminar - 15 February 2016

“Development of cell factories for production of  fuels and chemicals through industrial synthetic biology”
Akihiko Kondo, Professor, Kobe University, Department of Chemical Science and Engineering Team reader, RIKEN, Center for Sustainable Resource Science
“Our scenarios to produce real genomes by a Bacillus subtilis genome vector”
Mitsuhiro Itaya, Professor, Keio University, Institute for Advanced Biosciences

SynthSys Seminar - Justin Clark-Casey, Synbiomine Developer - 12 February 2016

Justin Clark-Casey is a software developer working with Gos Micklem on SynBioMine (synbiomine.org), a data warehouse for synthetic biology being developed at the University of Cambridge for the Flowers consortium (www.synbiuk.org).
As a data warehouse, SynBioMine integrates different types of data (genome, protein, protein domains, pathways, expression, ontology annotations, etc.) from many different sources (NCBI, EBI, BioCyc, etc.) into a single unified data model.  You can then search all this data via a single query on any arbitrary term (e.g. gene name, protein name, gene ontology term, etc.) and see the results in a modern web-based user interface.  SynBioMine also provides list analysis tools such as gene ontology enrichment, and all data can be accessed programatically.

Synthsys Seminar - Hendrik Dietz (TU Munich) - 11 February 2016

Speaker: Prof. Hendrik Dietz (TU Munich)
Title: Molecular systems engineering with DNA
Time; 12noon, Thursday 11th February 2016
Venue: C.H Waddington building, Seminar Room 1.08

Open Centre Meeting - 11 February 2016

Talks
How to create an infinite liquid bridge - Dr Cathal Cummins (PDRA, Biological Sciences)
One Giant LEAP for SynBio: Laser Enabled Analysis & Processing - Dr Gaynor Campbell (Senior Scientist for LEAP, Biological Sciences)
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Venue: C.H Waddington Building, Seminar room 1.08, Kings Buildings Campus