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Virtual reality makes kids’ play of photosynthesis

RuBisCO structure

The Centre is using virtual reality to provide the public with an understanding of how plant photosynthesis works.

Full speed ahead for the UK Bioeconomy

KTN conference brochure

The Centre attended the KTN Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology (IB) Showcase in York on Sept 20 and 21 representing the Synthetic Biology Research Centres and Facilities across the UK, which now amounts to ~£300 million UK Government investment.

Synthetic Biology Opens Doors

photos from Doors Open

This year, Doors Open was even bigger and better than last as we welcomed over 200 visitors to the Roger Land Building on Saturday 23rd September to find out more about the great science we do within its walls.

Ethiopia explores synbio for vaccines

Birhanu Hurisa visits TIBA

In its continued efforts to develop international collaborations, the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology hosted Mr Birhanu Hurisa, co-director of the Vaccines Directorate of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) based in Addis Ababa.

Prestigious government appointment for Prof Tait

Photo of Prof Joyce Tait

Professor Joyce Tait, Director of Innogen and a member of Edinburgh synthetic biology research centres, has been made a member of the UK Government’s Science and Technology Council.

Hands-on Research at Summer School

For the second year  Dr.Teuta Pilizota took part in a two-week long summer school called Hands-On Research for Complex Systems at ICTP in Trieste, Italy (https://www.ictp.it/).

SynBioBlog: Biodesign Challenge 2017

Edinburgh team receiving their award

This year I was delighted to attend the grand finale (Summit) of the Biodesign Challenge on 22-23 June at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Centre partners with Sphere Fluidics in £1 million award to develop Desktop Genome Editing Platform

Steve Pollard

The UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology is a partner on a newly awarded £1 million grant to UK company Sphere Fluidics to develop the world’s first automated single cell genome engineering platform.

Beauty of viruses celebrated in interactive documentary

Friday 30th June saw the world premiere of a documentary that celebrates the shapes of some of the world’s most deadly pathogens.

Connect and Collaborate: The Future for Lab Automation

Automated mass spec platform called Stella

On June 8th, the Centre hosted a thought-provoking workshop to explore the possibilities for lab automation with Anatune, a leading provider of lab automation.