March 11th, 2015 | Category: Mathematics, Seminars | Leave a comment

Understanding and Engineering Biological Complexity

This summer, myself, John Love and Markus Gershater (Synthace) are organising a session at the SEB AGM in Prague. The session is called Understanding and Engineering Biological Complexity. More information can be found on the SEB website. Confirmed speakers include Rachel Haurwitz (Caribou Bioscience), Phil Ramsey (University of New Hampshire), Claes Gustafsson (DNA2.0) and Srividya […]

January 12th, 2015 | Category: Fungi, Metabolic engineering, Microbiology, Organisms, Saccharomyces | Leave a comment

BBSRC PhD iCASE available (start Sep 2015)

I have a BBSRC-funded iCASE PhD available with Biosyntha Technologies. Project Description: Global climate change and finite fuel reserves are driving interest in biologically derived fuel molecules. Such molecules include isoprenoid-derived biofuels, short chain alcohols, polyketide-derived fuels, alkanes and alkenes. As naturally produced however, these potential biofuel molecules may not match the standards, or have the […]

January 12th, 2015 | Category: iGEM, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Exeter iGEM 2015 Recruitment

It’s that time of year again… This year the University of Exeter will again be entering a team into the International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) Competition: Once again we will be assembling a multidisciplinary team of undergraduate researchers. Previous teams (here, here and here) have included Physicists, Engineers, Mathematicians, Computer Scientists, Psychologists and of course […]

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.