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SynthSys Seminar - Dr Sebastian Kruss on 22 Feb 2018

Imaging of cellular communication with fluorescent biosensors and biophysics of immune cells
Sebastian Kruss (Göttingen University)

Open Centre Meeting - 22 February 2018


Monitoring ubiquitination cascades using a fluorescent confocal bead-based assay
Joanna Koszela (PDRA,Auer lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Experience of setting up a spin out company (3f Bio ltd) and encouraging others to take the plunge
Craig Johnston (Industry Director at (CMAC) Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation)

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Torbjörn Nordling on 15 feb 2018

Scaling of Model based Synthetic Biology requires Inference of Gene Regulatory Networks
Dr Torbjörn E. M. Nordling (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan & Stockholm Bioinformatics Centre)

Open Centre Meeting - 8 February 2018


The physics of biological and non-biological microswimmers       

Dr Aidan Brown, Chancellor’s Fellow, School of Physics & Astronomy


Multiscale modelling of cellular signalling processes and plant cell wall biomechanics

Dr Mariya Ptashnyk, Senior lecturer, Mathematical & Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

Should vegans eat yeast?

Bigbang weekend flier

SynthSys social scientist, Dr Erika Szymanski, wowed the audience at the Big Bang Weekend in Wigtown with a sparkling presentation on yeast.

Single-cell variability in multicellular organisms

A newly published paper has extended studies of noisy gene expression to multicellular organisms.

Welcome to the new SynthSys Director

Dr Meriem el Karoui of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biology has become the new Director of SynthSys.

SynthSys Seminar - Carole Collet on 8 Feb 2018

Design with living systems
Prof Carole Collet (Professor in Design for Sustainable Futures. Central St Martins)

A fine balance between stress and success in synthetic circuit design

A new study has provided insights into how varying the number of synthetic circuits introduced into host cells influences their behaviour may provide a guide to improved synthetic circuit design.

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Dimitris Hatzinikolaou on 25 Jan 2018

Bioprospecting for lignocellulose biorefineries
Dr Dimitris Hatzinikolaou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)