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Open Centre Meeting - 9 November 2017

Talks by
Ivan Erofeev (PDRA, Goryachev Group, Biological Sciences)
‘Semi-automatic tracing of RhoA flares in tight junctions’
Jessica Fox  who is an author/filmmaker/storyteller and our new Artist in Residence.
Artist in Residence: Introduction

SynthSys Seminar - Prof Martha Clokie on 9 Nov 2017

The dynamics of bacteriophages associated with gut microbiota
Martha Clokie (University of Leicester)

Open Centre Meeting - 26 October 2017

Talks by

Edinburgh iGEM UG 2017 team
SMORE: a Site-specific Modular Toolkit for Recombination
Neil Dalchau (Biological Computation research group at Microsoft Research Cambridge)
Programming Biology: Computing with DNA and Patterning with Synthetic Gene Circuits

SynthSys Seminar - Dr David Lea-Smith on 26 Oct 2017

Understanding and manipulating cyanobacteria, a phylum of environmental and biotechnological importance
David Lea-Smith (University of East Anglia)

Open Centre Meeting - 12 Oct 2017

Talks by

 Andreas Andreou (PhD student,  Nakayama Group, Biological Sciences)

Mobius Assembly: a versatile Golden-Gate framework towards universal DNA assembly             

Hille Tekotte (Manager, Edinburgh Genome Foundry)

The Edinburgh Genome Foundry: Helping you write and analyse DNA

SynthSys Seminar - Prof Arezki Boudaoud on 12 Oct 2017

Stochasticity and robustness in plant morphogenesis
 Arezki Boudaoud (RDP, ENS Lyon)

Guest Seminar - Prof J.Ruben Mornines-Ramirez on 4 Oct 2017

NanoBiotechnology and Synthetic Biology Design Approaches towards the Development of Smart Therapeutics Against Infectious Diseases
J. Ruben Morones-Ramirez (NanoBiotechnology Research Grp, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León)

Open Centre Meeting - 28 Sept 2017

Talks by
Lucia Bandiera (EPSRC Fellow, Swain & Menolascina Groups, Biological Sciences/Engineering) -
Design your experiments wisely: analysis of Optimal Experimental Design for Synthetic Biology
Sarah Walmsley (Personal Chair of Respiratory Medicine, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research) -
Hypoxia and the innate immune response

CANCELLED 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)