Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


SynthSys Seminar - Ulrich Schwarz, 12 Jan 2017

Ulrich Schwarz (Heidelberg University, BioQuant and Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Active elasticity of cells

Open Centre Meeting - 8 Dec 2016


‘Single cell measurements of free energy dynamics in E.coli'
Katya Krasnopeeva
(PhD student, Pilizota Group, Biological Sciences)
‘Testing inference methods with microscopes and microscopes with inference methods'          
Dr Elco Bakker
(Swain Group, Biological Sciences)

SynthSys Seminar - Luke Mackinder, 8 Dec 2016

Luke Mackinder (University of York)

A repeat protein links Rubisco to form the eukaryotic carbon concentrating organelle

Open Centre Meeting - 24 Nov 2016


‘House of blue light’
Dr Alazne Dominguez (Research Fellow, Davies Lab, Centre for Integrative Physiology)
Marking the onset of respiration’
Manuel Lenz (RA, Swain Lab, Biological Sciences)

Seminar - Christina Kiel, 24 Nov 2016

Dr Christina Kiel (Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona)

Quantitative and systems analysis of RAS/MAPK signalling networks

Open Centre Meeting - 10 Nov 2016


"Transduction and modification of E. coli using a P1 phagemid injection system". - Dr Russell Brown (PDRA, Wang Group, Biological Sciences)

"Programming and reprogramming neural cell types using synthetic transcription factors" - Mantas Matjusaitis (PhD student, Pollard Group, Centre for Regenerative Medicine)

Seminar - Laura Machesky, 10 Nov 2016

Prof Laura Machesky (Beatson Institute, Glasgow)

Positive and negative regulation of the actin machinery for migration and invasion

Special Seminar - 28 Oct 2016

Coding potential in noncoding RNA regions of the mammalian genome
Yasunori Aizawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Synthesis of long DNA up to 50 kb by 2nd generation OGAB method
Kenji Tsuge (Kobe University)

Open Centre Meeting - 27 Oct 2016


‘CL4W: Cleaning Land for Wealth using synthetic biology’ - Matt Edmundson (PDRA, Horsfall group, Biological Sciences)

‘Governance of Place, Science and Innovation - Whither the role of Higher Education in the UK city-regions?’ - Fumi Kitagawa (Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & innovation, Business School)

Seminar - Sabina Leonelli, 27 Oct 2016

Dr. Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

How to Transform a Project into a Research Community? A Philosophical Perspective on Scientific Change and Collaborative Research