Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks.
This month we'll hear from 2015 OpenPlant Fund grantees and discuss your ideas for open, innovative and interdisciplinary projects in plant synthetic biology.
More info on the OpenPlant Fund
The OpenPlant Fund ( http://openplant.org/fund/ ) supports innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant Synthetic Biology. The next call for applications is now open and will close on 4 March 2016.
If you want to find out more, come to one of our mixer events, either this one or Norwich on 2 Feb (http://www.meetup.com/Cambridge-Synthetic-Biology-Meetup/events/228398951/).
These events will be casual, and informative so that you can find out more about the fund, share ideas and meet potential collaborators - you do not need to have a proposal ready formulated beforehand. Some food and drinks will be available.
The aim of the fund is to promote the development of plant Synthetic Biology as an interdisciplinary field and to facilitate exchange between The University of Cambridge, the John Innes Centre and The Sainsbury Laboratory for the development of open technologies and responsible innovation in the context of Synthetic Biology.
In 2015 the OpenPlant Fund supported 16 projects with very diverse aims, from lab-based projects to generate and characterise DNA parts, through hardware and software projects to workshops in intellectual property, hackathons and outreach.