News and Events

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

News

BBC Radio Five Live Science Night
Description
Professor Lynne Macaskie was a guest expert panellist on the BBC Radio Five Live Science Night. She discussed how she could use micro-organisms to clean-up radiation around Fukushima.
Date:
20/10/2012
Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship
Description
Congratulations Dr Zoe Pikramenou on securing a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship
Date:
03/08/2012
Follow-on synthetic biology workshop
Follow-on synthetic biology workshop
Description
The original Synthetic Biology sandpit in November 2011 resulted in a number of bridging the gap grants to mnultidisciplinary teams of scientists with synthetic biology projects. In June we all got together to hear about the progress they had all made and their future plans for further collaboration.
Date:
05/06/2012
Synthetic biology press briefing at the London science media centre
Synthetic biology press briefing at the London science media centre
Description
Professors Chris Thomas and Tim Dafforn present at the London Science Media Centre in a press conference on synthetic biology. Journalists were briefed on "Synthetic Biology – why all the hype?"
Date:
24/04/2012
Congratulations Anna Peacock on her EPSRC First Grant
Congratulations Anna Peacock on her EPSRC First Grant
Description
Anna Peacock has been awarded an EPSRC First Grant on "Ferrocene-peptide adducts for DNA binding: Towards sequence-selective electrochemical DNA sensors". Grant EP/J014672/1.
Date:
20/03/2012
BBSRC grant awarded to Professor Tim Dafforn in collaboration with Syngenta
BBSRC grant awarded to Professor Tim Dafforn in collaboration with Syngenta
Description
A BBSRC project has been awarded to Professor Tim Dafforn to apply bionano-solution to membrane protein production for insecticide development, in collaboration with Syngenta.
Date:
20/03/2012
Birmingham researchers detect pathogenic bacteris using LD
Description
Pacheco-Gomez, R., J. Kraemer, S. Stokoe, H.J. England, C.W. Penn, E. Stanley, A. Rodger, J. Ward, M.R. Hicks, and T.R. Dafforn, Analytical Chemistry, 2012. 84(1): p. 91-97.
Date:
28/02/2012
New Patent from Synthetic Biology sandpit collaborations
Description
Congratulations to Mark Cobbold on patent P50620GB filed February 2012 as a result of his work which was supported by the recent Synthetic Biology sandpit event.
Date:
28/02/2012
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