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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.

New model provides insights into microbial evolution

Model of microbial evolution

Researchers at SynthSys have developed a novel modelling approach to predict how microbial communities might adapt in response to their changing environment. Such insights could be valuable in understanding how microbial communities emerge, establish, and diversify.

Virtual reality makes kids’ play of photosynthesis

RuBisCO structure

The Centre is using virtual reality to provide the public with an understanding of how plant photosynthesis works.

Full speed ahead for the UK Bioeconomy

KTN conference brochure

The Centre attended the KTN Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology (IB) Showcase in York on Sept 20 and 21 representing the Synthetic Biology Research Centres and Facilities across the UK, which now amounts to ~£300 million UK Government investment.

Synthetic Biology Opens Doors

photos from Doors Open

This year, Doors Open was even bigger and better than last as we welcomed over 200 visitors to the Roger Land Building on Saturday 23rd September to find out more about the great science we do within its walls.

Ethiopia explores synbio for vaccines

Birhanu Hurisa visits TIBA

In its continued efforts to develop international collaborations, the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology hosted Mr Birhanu Hurisa, co-director of the Vaccines Directorate of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) based in Addis Ababa.

Prestigious government appointment for Prof Tait

Photo of Prof Joyce Tait

Professor Joyce Tait, Director of Innogen and a member of Edinburgh synthetic biology research centres, has been made a member of the UK Government’s Science and Technology Council.

SynthSys Seminar - Dr Velia Siciliano on 23 Nov 2017

Designing new tools for synthetic biology in mammalian cells
Velia Siciliano (Imperial College London)