OpenPlant Fund Pitches!

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We’ve got a fantastic line-up of teams pitching for the OpenPlant Fund – £5000 grants to support innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects to engineer plant biology. All are welcome to hear the teams 13:00-16:30 on Mon 14 March in the Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. We’ll be sticking strictly to time, so feel free to drop in even if you can only make it for a couple of pitches.

Pitch Timetable

14 March 2016, 13:00 – 16:30
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

13:00 Opening remarks

13:15 Hot Tomato: Complementation of the Capsaicin Biosynthetic Pathway to Engineer Spicy Tomatoes

13:30​ Synthetic Biology for Schools: A multidisciplinary approach

13:40 Implementation of a synthetic transcriptional AND gate in the chloroplast of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

13:50 Co-lab OpenPlant – interdisciplinary workshops of science art and design

14:00 Desktop plant experiment box

14:10 Environmental sensor networks based on plant electrical signalling.

14:20 Coffee Break

14:50 Plant electro-mechanics

15:00 Advancing the ability to image single RNA molecules at the cellular level

15:10 Establish a Procedure for Rapid Identification of Genetic Parts for Use in Algal Biotechnology

15:20 Establishing 3D Printed Microfluidics for Molecular Biology Workflows

15:30 Universal precise large area colony scanning stage with measurement and selection tool integration

15:40 Development of an Open Source Autonomous Imaging Station for Distribution in High Schools, Universities, and Emerging DIY Scientific Communities.

15:50 Printable SynBioLab – a feasability study

16:00 A synthetic biology approach to investigating arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in Marchantia paleacea

16:10 Closing remarks