January 6th, 2012 | Category: iGEM, Information processing, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology, Video | One comment

iGEM showcase part 1: Grand Prizes

The iGEM competition has grown dramatically in the first ten years of its existence. The competition, which is driven by the enthusiasm of the undergraduate students taking part, has accomplished many amazing things. I will be posting a series of pointers towards fascinating projects

January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Blogs, Information processing, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Oscillator

Christina Agapakis is a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA in the lab. of James C. Liao. She writes the rather excellent synthetic biology blog Oscillator. Previous posts can still be found at her earlier Scienceblogs residence. A good place to start is her post from December on cyborg yeast (Fig. 1) …

January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Beginner's Guides, Computing, Information processing, Metabolic engineering, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Science special issue

There have been a number of reviews and special issues dedicated to the developing field of synthetic biology. These, I am sure, will be getting a mention as time goes on. As a first offering though I will draw attention to a special issue of Science from last autumn (2nd September 2011).