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SynthSys Seminar - Prof Ricard Sole on 28 Sept 2017

Synthetic Evolutionary Transitions
Ricard Sole (Pompeu Fabra University, Spain)
 

'Breaking Boundaries' Series - Dr Karen Salt on 20 Sept 2017

 
Targeting Inclusion, Researching Change: The Stakes and Challenges of Changing Institutional Systems
Karen Salt (co-Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), University of Nottingham)

Guest Seminar - Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio on 19 Sept 2017

Making sense of genomes
A journey from writing to reading DNA and back

Dr Giovanni Stracquadanio (University of Essex)

Open Centre Meeting - 14 Sept 2017

Talks by

Leonardo Rios Solis (Lecturer in Synthetic Biology & Biochemical Engineering, School of Engineering)

Multiplex CRISPR Cas9 for building stable metabolic engineering pathways

Luke McNally (Chancellor’s Fellow, IEB, School of Biological Sciences)

How should we tackle multi-drug resistance evolution?

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Samantha Millar on 14 Sept 2017

The MscS bacterial mechanosensitive channel family
Samantha Miller (University of Aberdeen)
 

SynthSys Seminar series

We are delighted to announce our programme for Sept - Dec 2017

 http://www.synthsys.ed.ac.uk/seminar-series

 

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.