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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. 

SynBioBlog: Synbio Singapore style SB7.0

SB7.0 opening stage

I joined several other Centre members on a trip to the Far East this month to attend SB7.0, the world’s foremost professional meeting in the field of synthetic biology.

Open Centre Meeting - 29 June 2017

Talks by

Peter Reid (Peter Reid (Planning & Communications Project Manager, College Engagement Team)
Grant applications and public engagement
 
Tilo Kunath (Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences)
Next-generation cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Parasitology a focus for new collaborations

Centre members braved biblical summer floods on a trip to Aberystwyth to discuss how synthetic biology tools and technologies might shine some light on the remaining challenges in parasitology.

Seminar - Francesca Cesari on 27 June 2017

Science publishing - behind the scenes at Nature
 
Francesca Cesari
Chief Biological Sciences Editor at Nature
 
Host: Dr Sara Buonomo
Time: 12noon

Seminar - Victor de Lorenzo on 22 June 2017

What transcriptional noise tells us about the cell inside

Professor Víctor de Lorenzo
National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid