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Events & News

SYNTHESIS laboratory exchange

A 6-day intensive exchange laboratory for artists, designers, 
synthetic biologists and engineers at UCL >>more

UCL wins gold at the iGEM competition

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Enabling Systems Biology ConferenceApril 11-14, 2011 Registration open >>more

Harden Conference

Synthetic biology: design and engineering through understanding >>more

Recent Articles:

Combining living cells and inorganic materials for biosensors (Oct 2010)
Synthetic Biology: living quarters (Oct 2010)

Events & News

SYNTHESIS

A 6-day intensive exchange laboratory for artists, designers, 
synthetic biologists, engineers and others, running from the 4th to the 9th July at UCL.  Further details can be found here.

UCL wins gold!

This years iGEM team have triumphed in getting a Gold medal in the finals of the iGEM Jamboree at MIT.

The 2010 UCL team consisted of students from SMB, Biochemical Engineering and Science and Technology Studies, and an artist and a designer. The team designed, modeled and constructed a genetic circuit that allowed self induction of a promoter in E. coli in response to the oxygen ‘spike’ seen in fermentations of recombinant E. coli. The website shows the sophisticated design of their genetic circuit.

Congratulations to the UCL iGEM team.

Enabling Systems Biology Conference

April 11-14, 2011 The meeting will gather the current expertise in systems biology approaches used to tackle 4 domains of research: cell cycle, cellular signaling, metabolism and stem cells. The meeting will be held at UCL and is supported by the European Network of Excellence ENFIN. For further details and registration please see the website.

Harden Conference

Synthetic biology: design and engineering through understanding

The overarching aims of Synthetic Biology are to develop a firm basis for the design and engineering of new biological and biologically inspired molecules and collections of molecules (so-called systems), and to put these to useful purposes. The conference will illustrate the potential of this emerging cross-disciplinary area; showcase current successes; and present the underpinning biology, engineering and systems understanding necessary to design synthetic biological systems reliably and predictably.

This meeting will take place from the 22-26 August 2011. For further details please see the Biochemical Society website.

Recent Papers

One idea for biosensors and bioenergy is to combine living cells with inorganic materials. Researchers have taken a step towards this goal by engineering the bacterium Escherichia coli to transmit electrons to inorganic materials. >>more

Article in Nature on using synthetic biology to provide a sustainable approach to the built environment. >>more

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