Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology

News, Events and Vacancies

Keep abreast of what we are up to here and follow us on Twitter @SynthSysEd. We are always keen to hear from researchers at any stage of their career interested in working with us.

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.

Connect and Collaborate: The Future for Lab Automation

Automated mass spec platform called Stella

On June 8th, the Centre hosted a thought-provoking workshop to explore the possibilities for lab automation with Anatune, a leading provider of lab automation. 

SynBioBlog: Synbio Singapore style SB7.0

SB7.0 opening stage

I joined several other Centre members on a trip to the Far East this month to attend SB7.0, the world’s foremost professional meeting in the field of synthetic biology.

Open Centre Meeting - 29 June 2017

Talks by

Peter Reid (Peter Reid (Planning & Communications Project Manager, College Engagement Team)
Grant applications and public engagement
Tilo Kunath (Chancellor's Fellow, School of Biological Sciences)
Next-generation cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Parasitology a focus for new collaborations

Centre members braved biblical summer floods on a trip to Aberystwyth to discuss how synthetic biology tools and technologies might shine some light on the remaining challenges in parasitology.

Seminar - Francesca Cesari on 27 June 2017

Science publishing - behind the scenes at Nature
Francesca Cesari
Chief Biological Sciences Editor at Nature

Seminar - Victor de Lorenzo on 22 June 2017

What transcriptional noise tells us about the cell inside

Professor Víctor de Lorenzo
National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid

Open Centre Meeting - 15 June 2017

Talks by

Elisa Pesenti  (PDRA, Earnshaw Group School of Biological Sciences) -
Using synthetic chromosomes to study centromere epigenetics in human cells
Rosalind Allen (Lecturer, School of Physics) -
Growing bacteria in small microfluidic droplets

Pragmatic approach to responsible innovation proposed

Photo of Prof Joyce Tait

A study proposes a radical new approach to the responsible development of innovative products, processes and services by companies and organisations operating in the bioeconomy and related industry sectors.

Seminar - Jean-Baptiste Lugagne.on 7 June 2017

Real-time control of a genetic toggle switch

Jean-Baptiste Lugagne
CRI, Paris