March 13th, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Beginner's Guides, Ethics, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology, Video | 4 comments

Synthetic biology interviews

Sam Gaty and George Costakis are producing a documentary covering the first 10 or so years of synthetic biology. I don’t know what stage the project is currently at, but they have made some interviews available on their website that you may find interesting. Like this:Like Loading…

March 9th, 2012 | Category: Fungi, Microbiology, Papers | One comment

Plastic-eating fungi

Biology is the raw material for synthetic biology. In this paper, ‘Biodegradation of polyester polyurethane by endophytic fungi‘ published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, the authors describe fungal isolates from the Ecuadorian rainforest with the potential for bioremediation. Like this:Like Loading…

March 2nd, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, iGEM | Leave a comment

iGEM Europe 2012

We don’t normally carry adverts on this blog, but this one seemed particularly relevant: Join iGEM Europe. Like this:Like Loading…

February 29th, 2012 | Category: Papers | Leave a comment

Nessun dorma

Here is a detour. In this instance a trip into plant metabolism in order to mark the online publication of our latest paper in New Phytologist earlier this month. Whilst there isn’t any synthetic biology here there is biology, and an illustration of how genetics and the environment combine to influence plant behaviour. Like this:Like Loading…

February 29th, 2012 | Category: Ethics, Miscellany, Multimedia, Video | One comment

The New Enlightenment: 2012 Dimbleby Lecture.

For all of you who are interested in science and its place in the intellectual, ethical, practical and economic life of the nation, here is this year’s BBC Richard Dimbleby Lecture. Sir Paul Nurse gives a passionate and galvanising view of scientific practice and its consequences in the 2012 lecture. Not strictly synthetic biology, but essential watching! […]

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