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SynthSys Seminar - Graham Farquha, 23rd July 2015

Water-use efficiency and water use effectiveness, a stomatal perspective using stable isotopes

Host: Alistair McCormick

SynthSys Open Centre Meeting - 25th June 2015

Chair: Chris French

Talks
‘A cell-free paper-based biosensor for the detection of illicit drugs and their contaminants’
iGEM Team
and
‘Transcriptional kinetics in single mammalian cells: stochasticity, refractory periods and negative feedback loops’
Nacho Molina (Chancellor’s Fellow, Biological Sciences)
 
When? 9.30 - 10.30am
Where? Waddington 1.08/1.09

SynthSys Seminar - 25th June 2015

Jason Chin
(Head, Centre for Chemical & Synthetic Biology Programme Leader, Division of Protein & Nucleic Acid Chemistry, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
Reprogramming the Genetic Code

SynthSys Seminar - 18th June 2015

Julien Gagneur (Gene Center, LMU, Munich)

Determinants of RNA metabolism in S. pombe & Negative feedback buffers effects of regulatory variants

SynthSys Seminar - Wednesday 17th June 2015

Peter Lenz

(Dept of Physics & Loewe Centre for Synthetic Microbiology, University of Marburg)

Modeling in (synthetic) biology

Open Centre Meeting - 11 June 2015

Chair: Guido Sanguinetti

Talks
Effects of crowding on stochastic reaction kinetics in cells
Claudia Cianci (Postdoctoral Research Associate, Grima Group, School of Biological Sciences)
and
The emergence of systems biology: historical investigations
Niki Vermeulen (Lecturer in history/sociology of science, School of Social & Political Sciences)
 
When? 9.30 - 10.30am
Where? Waddington 1.08/1.09

Synthsys Seminar - 11th June 2015

Nenad  Pavin

(University of Zagreb)

Self-organization and force balance in mitotic spindles

SynthSys Seminar - 4th June 2015

Ian Stansfield (University of Aberdeen)

Genome-wide simulation of translation correctly predicts the gene targets of tRNA-specific regulation

Award to apply evolutionary game theory to study stem cells in engineered tissues

SynthSys Research Associate Dr Matteo Cavaliere at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh has won one of thirteen $100,000 awards from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative to use evolutionary game theory to create models of how stem cells may behave in engineered tissues. 

YeastFab offers useful tools for industrial biotech

Dr Patrick Cai, SynthSys Principal Investigator and co-director of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry, along with collaborators from Tsinghua University have published their first paper on construction of YeastFab – a library of well characterized yeast genetic parts that will serve to expedite metabolic engineering of this industrial workhorse.