Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


Open Centre Meeting - 6 Oct 2016


‘The dynamic signatures of eukaryotic signalling pathways’  - Dr Julian Pietsch (Swain Lab, Biological Sciences)

‘Improving the investigation of DNA Origami self-assembly with high throughput Methods’ - Fabian Schneider (Visiting student, Cai Lab, Biological Sciences)

Seminar - Sven van Teeffelen - 6 Oct 2016

Sven van Teeffelen (Institute Pasteur)

Regulation of cell size and shape in bacteria

Open Centre Meeting - 22 Sept 2016


Chris Mellingwood (PhD student, Calvert Group, Social & Political Sciences) -  ’Understanding the place of automation in UK synthetic biology: Perspectives on robotics and the doing of biosciences research’

Simone Dimartino (Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering) – '3D printing of ordered structures: is that any good to my research?'

Seminar: Francsico Antequera on 22 Sept 2016

Francisco Antequera
The Institute of Functional Biology and Genomics (IBFG) Salamanca (Spain)

Nucleosome positioning in vivo driven by the DNA sequence

Open Centre Meeting - 8 Sept 2016

Roy Walker (Patrick Cai lab, Biological Sciences) - 'Designing, Building and Characterising a tRNA Neochromosome'
Visiting will be Jeremy Shears, Global Manager - Innovation & New Energies, Biodomain, Shell Projects & Technology - ‘Shell's thinking in terms of far distant R&D challenges reacting to the future of energy’

Seminar - Hiroki Ueda on 26th August 2016

Hiroki R. Ueda
Systems Pharmacology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Laboratory for Synthetic Biology, Quantitative Biology Center, RIKEN
Toward Organism-level Systems Biology in Mammals
~Whole-body and whole-organ clearing and imaging with single-cell resolution~

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