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Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool

Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries. 

Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool

Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the cosmetics, plastics and food industries. 

First steps towards self-assembling synthetic tissues

red and green patterened cells in a dish

A research team at the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology has made first steps towards creating self-assembling synthetic tissues de novo.

Genetic Constructor, simplifying DNA design.

The Edinburgh Genome Foundry (EGF) team are co-authors of a web-based tool that can help researchers design and build the optimal genetic constructs.

SynthSys Seminar - Prof Nir Gov on 14 Dec 2017

Guided by Curvature: shaping cells by coupling curved membrane proteins and cytoskeletal forces
Prof Nir Gov (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Open Centre Meeting - 7 December 2017

Talks by -

Alessia Lepore (PDRA, el Karoui Group, School of Biological Sciences)
Single molecule observations in real time of DNA double strand break repair in E.coli      
&
Katherine Dunn (Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering: Synthetic Biology, School of Engineering)
From Physics to DNA Nanotechnology and Electrosynbionics

Guest seminar - Chris Woods on 5 Dec 2017

Computational Design of Parametrizable Protein Folds
Chris Wells Wood – Woolfson Group, University of Bristol

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Andras Gyorgy on 28 Nov 2017

Shared resources by the numbers 
Andras Gyorgy (NYU Abu Dhabi)
 

Using drug controllable dCas9 transcription factors for multidimensional gene control

Researchers in the lab of Professor Susan Rosser, Director of the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, have built drug-induced degradable variants of the gene-editing tool Cas9 to create an externally controllable system with greater dynamic for regulating gene expression.

Highland (SynBio) Games 2017

This year, the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (CMSB) headed north across the glorious new Queensferry Bridge for its very own annual Highland Games (aka Centre retreat) in Kinross.