Synthsys Event

AIM day (Alex Cassidy- ERI)
Midlothian Science Festival (Iona Beange - Programme Developer)
Science talks by
Kris Wilson (Auer group, Biological Sciences)
"Novel Screening Techniques for the Discovery of Human KMO Inhibitors"
Speaker TBC
Location: Waddington seminar room  1.08
Time: 9.30am-10.30am

Talk by

Alexander Kagansky (Human Genetics Unit,  IGMM) -
"SynthSysEpigen towards understanding silencing mechanisms"


Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Waddington rooms 1.08/1.09


June 11-12, 2014

Boston, MA

The Sixth International Workshop on Bio-Design Automation (IWBDA) will bring together researchers from the synthetic biology, systems biology, and design automation communities to discuss concepts, methodologies and software tools for the computational analysis and synthesis of biological systems.

Lynne Regan

Yale University, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry

Creating Novel Proteins by Selection and Design

Protein design approaches have revealed many fundamental features of protein structure and stability. Moreover, we are now in the era that the early work presaged – the design of new proteins with practical applications and uses. In this talk I will briefly survey some past milestones, but mostly I will present the results of our most recent work. My talk will encompass first principles computational design, ‘bioinfomatics’ informed design, and design augmented by the use of in vivo selections and screens.


Venue: Waddington seminar room (1.08)
Time: 12noon
Host: Sander Granneman

Talks by

Scott Cockroft (Chemistry) -
“Building with Biology: Transmembrane molecular machines"
Adam Irvine (Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI)) -
Overview of funding opportunities


Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Waddington rooms 1.08/1.09

SynthSys Mini Symposium

When? 6th March 2014, 9am-1.30pm

Where? C.H Waddington building, Seminar room 1.08

We are delighted to welcome two guest speakers, Didier Mazel and Romain Koszul, to SynthSys.

Meriem el Karoui, Patrick Cai, Vincent Danos and Steven Pollard will also give short presentations describing their latest work.  Full programme below.

Coffee and Lunch will be provided.

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Talks by:

Zeenat Noordally (Biological Sciences)
“Circadian control of chloroplast transcription by a nuclear-encoded timing signal”
Pippa Goldschmidt (Science Writer)
 "Writing the world"
Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Waddington rooms 1.08/1.09
Gary Loake (IMPS, Biological Sciences)
Overview: Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)
Alistair McCormick (Biological Sciences)
Talk: "Re-engineering photosynthesis in higher plants"


Time: 9.30am-10.30am
Location: Waddington rooms 1.08/1.09

Chair: Guido Sanguinetti

Talks by

Naomi Nakayama (IMPS, Biological Sciences)

"Self-calibration of plant structure: where biomechanics meets development"

Matteo Cavaliere (Informatics)

"Decision-Making and Evolutionary Dynamics in Multicellular Communities"


Time: 9.30am-10.30am

Location: Waddington rooms 1.08/1.09


Prof. Mustafa Khammash

Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH-Zurich

Cybergenetics: Real-time control of the dynamics of living cells