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Mammalian synthetic biology comes of age

Mammalian synthetic biology will make a huge impact on medicine and healthcare if just a fraction of the many exciting projects discussed at the 5th Annual Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop in Boston (May 5 and 6) come to fruition.

SAW Trust inspires again

The SAW Trust were back in Edinburgh on May 3 to deliver what was their third successful training day in science communication. 

SynthSys Seminar - Anne Osbourn on 15 May 2018

Plant Metabolic Clusters – From Genetics to Genomics
Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre, UK

Open Centre Meeting - 3 May 2018

Programming Biology: Computing with DNA and Patterning with Synthetic Gene Circuits’
Neil Dalchau   (Biological Computation research group - Microsoft Research Cambridge)
‘Innovate UK’
Gordon Ford (‎Innovation Lead - Biomedical Enabling Technologies - ‎Innovate UK)

Professor Susan Rosser awarded Royal Academy of Engineering’s Chair in Emerging Technologies

Susan Rosser, Professor of Synthetic Biology, is the recipient of a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Chair in Emerging Technologies scheme.

SynthSys seminar - Chris Howe on 19 April 2018

Manipulating algae and plants for direct electricity production
Chris Howe, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

SynthSys Seminar - Chris Barnes on 12 April 2018

Controlling synthetic biological systems at the plasmid and population level
Chris Barnes (UCL)

Open Centre Meeting - 5 April 2018

Identification of key effectors that dictate MRSA virulence
Stuart McKellar (PhD student, Granneman Lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Robustness of microtubule cytoskeleton self-organization in Drosophila epithelia
Dr Lyuba Chumakova (Research Fellow, School of Mathematics)

International workshop to discuss unmet needs in ‘design-build-test’ for synbio

In little over a decade, synthetic biology has evolved from demonstrating proof-of-concept gene circuits in bacteria to developing a new class of therapeutic devices (theranostics).

Tapping bacterial survival strategies for ocean navigation

Funding to understand how bacteria swim to stay alive could lead to the development of bacterial ‘biosensors’ to help the U.S. Navy navigate at sea.