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The next event to be broadcast on UCL Live is:

Title: Syn.de.Bio Symposium 01
Dates: Friday, 06th June 2014
Times: 09:00 – 18:00 (BST)
Location: Ground Floor, The Royal Ear Hospital, 21 Capper Street, London. WC1E 2QG.
More details: www.syndebio.com


Synthetic Design Biotopes

The SYN.DE.BIO symposium is a platform of discussion and dissemination of work that is emerging at the crossroads of design, biology and engineering. 12 international speakers focus on built projects, processes and materials that employ innovative fabrication techniques and design methods to explore and apply biological material to architecture. Advances in the field of synthetic biology, biotechnology and material sciences, as well as new modes of production and simulation are leading towards an increasing multidisciplinary approach to design. The emergence of novel synthetic ecologies and a new sense of materiality is giving us alternative answers to our future built environment.

For more information visit www.syndebio.com or email info@syndebio.com


  • Bill Watts (Senior Partner Max Fordham, London)
  • Claudia Pasquero (Director EcoLogicStudio • MArch UD 2 Programme Leader & Teaching Fellow Bartlett UCL)
  • Ginger Dosier (Director Bio-Mason • Assistant Professor American University of Sharjah, UAE)
  • Gregory Tudryn (Materials Research Director & Senior Research Scientist, Ecovative, NY)
  • Henk Jonkers (Director CiTG Microlab, TU Delft)
  • Jan Wurm (Associate Director & Materials Consultant, ARUP Berlin)
  • Marco Lizzul (Researcher Varicon Aqua Solutions, London • UCL Algae, London)
  • Marcos Cruz (Reader Bartlett UCL • Co-editor Syn.de.Bio • Co-Founder marcosandmarjan, London)
  • Marin Sawa (Visiting researcher & Designer in Residence, Biochemistry Dep., The Nixon Group, Imperial College London)
  • Pia Ednie-Brown (Associate Professor RMIT Melbourne • Architecture Design Electives, SIAL Research Leader Group)
  • Richard Beckett (Teaching Fellow Bartlett UCL & DMC London • Co-editor Syn.de.Bio • Co-founder Arch-T, London)
  • Sandra Manso Blanco (Researcher School of Civil Engineering / UPC, Barcelona • Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research, Gent)
  • Steve Pike (Arcolony, London • Project Director Acanthus LW Architects, London)
  • Thom Faulders (Director Thom Faulders Studio • Professor CCA, San Francisco)

Join in:

You can also participate during the event via Twitter. Please use hashtag: #syndebio

The Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL can also be found on Twitter: @BartlettArchUCL

Schedule for the day:

9am – Teas Coffees
9.15am – welcome/Introduction Marcos Cruz/Richard Beckett
9.30am – Claudia Pasquero
10.00am – Sandra Manso
10.30am – Steve Pike

Coffee break

11.15am – Marin Sawa
11.45am – Marco Lizzul
12.15am – Henk Jonkers
12.45am – Q&A

1.00pm – Lunch break / Pia Ednie-Brown joining conversation (skype)

2.00pm – Gregory Tudryn (skype)
2.30pm – Richard Beckett/Marcos Cruz
3.00pm – Ginger Dosier (skype)

Coffee break

3.45pm – Jan Wurm
4.15pm – Thom Faulders (skype)
4.45pm – Bill Watts

5.15pm – Q&A
5.30pm – Conclusive comments / set date for next symposium Marcos Cruz/Richard Beckett
6pm – Close Symposium / Drinks

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