Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

Events

Open Centre Meeting - 10 December 2015

Talks by

Hannah Taylor (PhD student, el Karoui Lab, Biological Sciences) -  ‘Illuminating Gene Expression- Quantitative fluorescence imaging of mRNA and protein in single E. coli cells’

Matt Watson (Postdoctoral Fellow, Cockroft Group, School of Chemistry) - 'An Autonomous Transmembrane Reciprocating Nanoactuator'      

Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Waddington seminar room 1.08

SynthSys Seminar - 26th November 2015

Sebastian Maerkl (Laboratory of Biological Network Characterization, EPFL)
Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

Host: Patrick Cai

 
Time: 12noon
Location: Waddington seminar room 1.08

Special SynthSys Seminar - 19 November 2016

We will be joined by two speakers

Nanometres to Metres - Scale Up Manufacturing Methods
Dr Jining Sun, Assistant Professor (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Functional Fluidics and Its Applications
Dr Jin Xuan, Assistant Professor (School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
 
Time: 12noon
Location: C.H Waddingotn Seminar room 1.08

Open Centre Meeting - 12th November 2015

Talks by
Luis Montano (PhD student, Swain Group, Biological Siences) - 'Processing of dynamic signals by the glucose-sensing network in budding yeast'
&
Hamish Todd (PhD Student, Goryachev Group, Biological Sciences) - 'Four beautiful models of virus structure'
 
Time: 9.30am -10.30am
Location: Waddington 1.08/1.09

SynthSys Seminar - 5th November 2015

Chandra Bellasio  (University of Sheffield)
Biochemical and anatomical constraints to manipulating C4 photosynthesis: insights from systems biology
Host: Alistair McCormick

 

Time: 12noon
Location: C.H Waddignton seminar room 1.08

Open Centre Meeting - 29th October 2015

Chair: Jamie Davies
Talks:
Alazne Dominguez (PDRA, Davies Lab, Centre for Integrative Physiology) -' Inverse pharmacology: The use of small molecules for the regulation of (ir)reversible inducible and tunable mammalian gene expression systems'
& Dirk Kleinjan (Postdoc, Rosser Lab) - 'Foundations for Synthetic Regulatory Circuitry'
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: Waddington 1.08/1.09

SynthSys Seminar - 22nd October 2015

Nicola Patron
Head of Synthetic Biology, The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich

Foundations, principles and standards for plant synthetic biology

Time: 12noon
Location: C.H Waddignton seminar room 1.08

Open Centre Meeting - 15th October 2015

Chair: Jane Calvert

Short talks by:

Matteo Cavaliere (PDRA, Informatics) – ‘Detecting the Collapse of Cooperation in Dynamical Networks’
and
Sarah Chan (Chancellor's Fellow, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics) – ‘Human genome editing: ethical issues and international policy’
 
Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: C.H Waddington Building 1.08/1.09

October 7th Launch of the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology

On October 7th we formally launch the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, funded by the BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC.

The Centre is being opened by Caroline Strain, Head of Chemical Sciences, Scottish Enterprise and starts with a keynote talk by Professor Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zurich, one of the leaders in the field. Alongside overviews of the Centre’s research activities, there are national and international perspectives of the opportunities afforded by synthetic biology for industry and society from guest speakers.

SynthSys Open Centre Meeting - 24th September 2015

Chair: Patrick Cai
Talks by:
Chantal Shen (PhD Student, Cai Lab)  - 'Build, Scramble and Unscramble the Synthetic Yeast Genome'
and
Filippo Menolascina (Chancellor's Fellow, Engineering) - 'From gene networks to behavior: Modeling and control of biological systems’