November 28th, 2013 | Category: Beginner's Guides, E. coli, iGEM, Microbiology, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic Biology & its Application

As promised here are a few notes and links on the key points of today’s lecture: Synthetic Biology and its Application (28th November 2013). Follow the links for further information. Synthetic Biology – it’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Three key aims of synthetic biology were highlighted: the first [...]

October 25th, 2013 | Category: E. coli, Media coverage, Metabolic engineering, Video | Leave a comment

German Diesel and Other News

For German coverage of our biofuels paper, look no further than 3sat. The article starts at 22mins and features interviews and cameos from many in the mezz. lab. Keep your eyes pealed for a stealth technician around the 23.40min mark. Further good news is a nomination for a University of Exeter Impact Awards in the ‘Outstanding impact [...]

May 22nd, 2013 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

New link!

New link on the right hand side though currently empty

March 28th, 2013 | Category: Papers, Protein design, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Cas9 – a new genome editing tool

Cas9 – could it change Biotech forever? Well, you’ll have to follow that link to find out. In the meantime, here’s a very brief introduction. CRISPR – clustered, regularly interspersed, short palindromic repeats – are used by bacteria and archaea to provide protection against foreign nucleic acid sequences.

March 13th, 2013 | Category: Protein design, Seminars | Leave a comment

DNA2.0 seminar in Exeter

Just a very quick note to say that Claes Gustafsson, co-founder of synbio company DNA2.0 (far right), will be giving a seminar on gene design and their protein/pathway engineering platform on Wednesday 20th March at 3pm in GP328a.

February 13th, 2013 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Computing, Information processing, Papers, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Turning cells into computers

Any would-be Exeter iGEMers may be interested in this article, appearing in Nature, about the current state of play in biocomputing: i.e. using biological molecules to perform computation. The article introduces the work presented in the paper, “Synthetic circuits integrating logic and memory in living cells”

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