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Latest news and forthcoming events and workshops from the Synthetic Biology research groups.
 

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SB² Awarded over £1.2m by Defence Science & Technology Laboratory and the Centre for Defence Enterprise
SB² Awarded over £1.2m by Defence Science & Technology Laboratory and the Centre for Defence Enterprise
Description
The University of Birmingham's centre for Synthetic Biology at Birmingham - SB² has recently been awarded several research contracts in the areas of novel detection methods, and novel materials using synthetic biology.
Date:
27/03/2015
Birmingham synthetic biology featured in The Conversation
Birmingham synthetic biology featured in The Conversation
Description
A group led by Anna Peacock at the University of Birmingham is designing miniature artificial proteins that bridge the gap between conventional synthetic molecules and the leviathans of biology.
Date:
17/02/2015
Funding boost for next generation of synthetic biology research at Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham will form part of a consortium of universities investigating ways in which high-throughput DNA synthesis methodologies can be optimised, as part of a nationwide strategy to improve the capacity of DNA synthesis. The consortium will benefit from the award of a £2.2M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), entitled 'Next Generation DNA Synthesis'.
Date:
30/01/2015
Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn
Stand-up comedy on Synthetic Biology delivered by Dr Winn
Description
On Monday 1 September Dr Peter Winn presented synthetic biology as part of a stand-up comedy set at the second Birmingham Bright Club. The Bright club format started at University College London in May 2009 and has now spread to a number of UK cities, combines a professional comedian with stand-up sets by academics and thus provides a vehicle for laughter and learning about interesting stuff.
Date:
15/09/2014
iSSBT Team Leader position available in Synthetic Biology
Description
The institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, France is recruiting a team leader in the field of synthetic biology starting in 2014.
Date:
10/03/2014
New JACS paper on designed lanthanide coiled coils
New JACS paper on designed lanthanide coiled coils
Description
Scientists from the University of Birmingham led by Anna Peacock have just published a paper in JACS on the de novo design of coiled coils for imaging applications.
Date:
14/01/2014
PNAS opinion paper
Description
Congratulations Jan Kreft on his PNAS opinion paper arguing that individual-based models are ideal for incorporating the intra-cellular dynamics of synthetic organisms in order to predict their behaviour and fitness under various conditions.
Date:
03/10/2013
New synthetic biology rule to modify antibiotics
New synthetic biology rule to modify antibiotics
Description
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Leuven (Belgium) have decoded a key step in antibiotic production by bacteria, underpinning the development of new antibiotics to tackle the global threat from multiply resistant superbugs like MRSA and E. coli.
Date:
03/10/2013
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