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New user-friendly DNA assembly toolkit

The development of a more versatile, simple and efficient DNA assembly kit will offer researchers unlimited ways of building complex molecular constructs by combining different DNA parts.

SynthSys Seminar - Carmen Manas on 5 Apr 2018

Synthetic adhesins to target engineered E. coli to human tumors expressing EGFR and importance of flagella in adhesion
Carmen Manas (Spanish National Center for Biotechnology)

Open Centre Meeting - 22 March 2018

Genetic Therapies from Synthetic Biology
Dr Ralph Hector  (Research Fellow, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain (SIDB), The Patrick Wild Centre, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences)
Technology Transfer - support for commercialisation of Intellectual property
Dr Shona Cunningham (Technology Transfer Manager, Edinburgh Innovations Ltd, University of Edinburgh)

Painting with light-powered bacteria

Dr Teuta Pilizota, a PI in the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, is part of a research team who have used genetically modified bacteria to produce light-induced patterns as a potential route for engineering smart materials.

Synthsys Seminar - Prof Karsten Kruse on 22 Mar 2018

Signal transduction by the conventional Protein Kinase Cα
Prof Karsten Kruse (University of Geneva)

Open Centre Meeting - 8 March 2018

CRISPR-Cas9 P1 Phagemid Enabling Sequence-Specific Killing of E. coli K12 and S. flexneri 2a
Russell Brown (PDRA, Wang Lab, School of Biological Sciences)
Digital Manufacturing: both hype and reality
Andrew Sherlock (Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor: School of Engineering)

Crossing Kingdoms and Disciplines: Living Art at SynthSys

For two weeks in January 2018, SynthSys and Science Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) jointly hosted pioneering biological artists Ionat Zurr, Oron Catts and Tarsh Bates from SymbioticA: the Centre of Excel

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)