Synthetic Biology is the “Engineering of Biology”: it provides opportunities for revolutionary advances in science and industrial technology. The EPSRC and BBSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology (SynBioCDT) is a doctoral training programme that combines the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of engineering, so as to create the next generation of industrial and academic leaders in the nascent field of Synthetic Biology. The CDT focuses on the design and engineering of biologically based parts, novel devices and systems as well as the re-design of existing, natural biological systems across all scales from molecules to organisms.
SynBioCDT builds on the multi-disciplinary environment at Oxford, Bristol and Warwick to provide training that covers all parts of this extremely broad remit, including not only individual cells but self-assembled biomimetic systems, engineered microbial communities and multicellular organisms. Such coverage is vital in the emerging area of Synthetic Biology. The training programme has been created in partnership with industrial, academic and public-facing organisations and includes responsible innovation, transferrable skills and outreach activities. SynBioCDT endows students with the skills necessary to fulfil the potential of Synthetic Biology and to have a strong impact in this area.
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