April 28, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Informal monthly meeting to discuss Synthetic Biology and open technologies.
Brewing-up the technologies of tomorrow with synthetic biology
Tom Ellis, Imperial College, London.
Tom will be talking about his work, including partnership with the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0, see http://syntheticyeast.org). SC2.0 is an international project to synthesise and assemble a modified version of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome - as a new testbed for biological questions and Synthetic Biology.
Tom's talk will be followed by a "Technical Discussion".
Café Synthetique has the advantage of involving people from several scientific backgrounds. We think its time to make use of the fact that we have so much talent gathered in one room. The audience will be divided into groups to discuss new and emerging technologies and how they can be applied to Synthetic Biology - as well as what tools/platforms should be developed to further enhance research in this area. What kind of new software do we need? What should/could we automate? What are the latest developments in optics and electronics that will have an impact? After discussion, groups will then have the opportunity to present their ideas to the rest of the audience.
If you have any interesting ideas and want to have your say, then this is the event for you!