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.

November 16th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Blogs, iGEM, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Guest post from Team Exeter’s blogger

As the dust settles on iGEM 2012, I have asked one of the Exeter 2012 team and iGEM blogger for her thoughts on a summer of iGEM.

February 21st, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Blogs, Health, Information processing, Multimedia, Papers, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

DNA origami nanorobots

There’s a new report in Science, “a logic-gated nanorobot for targeted transport of molecular payloads” from Shawn Douglas, Ido Bachelet and George Church with plenty of coverage, including Nature, New Scientist and SynBio champion the Daily Mail. There is also an accompanying video (below).

February 1st, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Blogs, iGEM, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Advice for iGEM teams – from an iGEM judge

Rob Carlson, an iGEM judge the last few years, has a blog called synthesis. Those interested in the future of technology should read Rob’s ideas for 2050. In the short-term however, for those of us in Exeter entering the competition for the first time, Rob’s advice for future iGEM teams is essential reading.

January 4th, 2012 | Category: Blogs, Microbiology | Leave a comment

The online, arsenic lab. book

There was plenty of controversy generated at the end of 2010 by the suggestion that a particular Halophilic bacteria (GFA-J1) could incorporate arsenic into DNA in place of phosphorous. But perhaps the most interesting outcome was not the research itself, but the online response.