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Better technique for probing RNA structure

Full length hammerhead ribozyme

Probing RNA structure using high-throughput sequencing could revolutionize our understanding of the role of RNA secondary structure in regulation of gene expression.

Staff Public Engagement Award

Congratulations to Dr Hannah Florance and Dr Gaynor Campbell, in the Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology, for their staff award for public engagment in the School of Biological Sciences.

Big promises from micro technologies – MicroTas2016 Report

Microfluidics is moving mainstream and with such a wide variety of potential application is the perfect research tool for synthetic and systems biology.

Foundry establishes Executive Board

The Edinburgh Genome Foundry specialises in the assembly of large DNA fragments, using a highly automated platform.

Exploring Grand Challenges in China

In early November, members of SynthSys headed to Shenzhen (China) to participate in the 11th International Genomes Conference and run a satellite workshop to explore the ‘grand challenges’ for our planet that could be addressed with synthetic biology.

New Lecturer in Biotechnology

The Centre welcomes Dr Stephen Wallace, recently appointed Lecturer in Biotechnology in the School of Biological Sciences.

'Rising Star in Science’

Congratulations to Dr Patrick Cai, Chancellor’s Fellow and SynthSys PI, and founding co-director of the Edinburgh Genome Foundry, who was awarded the annual ‘Rising Star in Science’ award for his work on automation in DNA design and assembly and the synthetic yeast chromosome project.

Second Report: Provision of Biological Data Management systems

Practical evaluation of SEEK and OpenBIS for biological data management in SynthSys; second report.
http://hdl.handle.net/1842/15764

It was a knock out – the ultimate centre retreat?

A bus load of 45 synthetic biologists headed to the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Peebles for the first retreat for the UK Centre for Mammalian Synthetic Biology (CMSB).  

Acoustic genomics and the future of biology

SynthSys hosted Labcyte’s Annual Genomics Symposium at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on Sept 28 and 29.