November 19th, 2014 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

iGEM 2015

As one of our previous iGEM team members put it: “Ever wanted to . . .   RESSURECT THE DINOSAURS!? Grow a GLOW-IN-THE DARK TREE!? Are you: Looking for something to do in summer 2015. . . . . . With a chance to travel to Boston USA!? Exeter iGEM 2015 could be for you!” Yes, […]

April 28th, 2014 | Category: Blogs, iGEM, Seminars | Leave a comment

Research-led teaching opportunities for early career researchers

Thanks to Mary Williams (Features Editor, The Plant Cell – working to promote plant science literacy and skillful teaching) for attending our recent ‘Research-Led Teaching’ workshop and for this write-up, posted on the ASPB Blog and reproduced here with kind permission.

February 14th, 2014 | Category: Miscellany, Seminars | Leave a comment

BioDynamics Workshop: Emergent Dynamics of Complex Biological Networks @University of Exeter

Forthcoming event that may be of interest to some in Exeter, I will append the registration details when they are announced. BioDynamics Workshop: Emergent Dynamics of Complex Biological Networks, 23-24 June 2014, University of Exeter As part of the ongoing BioDynamics initiative the University is hosting a two day international workshop on the 23-24 June 2014. […]

January 24th, 2014 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

iGEM Exeter 2014: Call for Applicants

Calling Exeter Students. Applications for Exeter’s iGEM 2014 team are now invited. As I hope you are aware in our first year we achieved bronze, last year silver and this year…well, no pressure. We are looking to build a multidisciplinary team of 10 students with likely representation from Physics, Maths, Engineering, Computer Science, Biosciences, Psychology […]

December 20th, 2013 | Category: Mathematics, Metabolic engineering, Papers | Leave a comment

Multi-enzyme pathway engineering

Engineering metabolic pathways, whether for pharmaceuticals or fuels, involves many trade-offs. Flux imbalances (for example where flux through the first step exceeds flux through the second) can lead to the accumulation of toxic intermediates. Moreover, expressing heterologous proteins beyond that which is necessary can place a burden upon the cell for protein, rather than product, […]

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