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. Like this:Like Loading…

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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” Like this:Like Loading…

December 3rd, 2012 | Category: Mathematics, Metabolic engineering, Microbiology | Leave a comment

Synthetic Biology PhD positions at Exeter

Any recent graduates or undergraduates in their final year looking for PhD positions in synthetic biology, take note: there are six synthetic biology PhD studentships available at the University of Exeter looking at biomethane-producing microbial communities (BMCs). Like this:Like Loading…

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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