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Events Overview

The Synthetic Biology SRI runs many events to bring people together at the interface of biology and engineering. Our events are open to all and take place throughout the year. Join our Meetup group or subscribe to the newsletter to keep in touch.

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Cambridge Synthetic Biology Meetup

Regular Event Series


SynBio Forum

The SynBio Forum is a series of flagship events with prominent external speakers and excellent networking opportunities: a great opportunity to learn more about cutting edge synthetic biology.

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Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. Every third Monday of the month at the Panton Arms.

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Science Makers

Science Makers is the monthly meetup bringing together researchers and makers for talks, demos, hands-on making and co-working on projects. Every first Saturday of the month at Cambridge Makespace.

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Special Event Series


Open Technology Week  

Open Technology Week is a series of events showcasing and celebrating open and open source technologies, culminating in a gathering and open source maker faire at the Cambridge University Engineering Department.

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Build a Biomakespace

A (usually) biweekly meeting to plan for establishing a Biomakespace at the old MRC-LMB. All welcome to discuss the space and what to put in it - particularly if you are keen to volunteer to help make it happen!

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Upcoming events

Cafe Synthetique: Towards engineering circadian rhythms

Nov 20, 2017

Panton Arms, 43 Panton Street CB2 1HL, Cambridge

Synthetic Biology UK 2017

Nov 27, 2017

Manchester Conference Centre, UK

Deep Science Ventures Opportunities Fair

Nov 29, 2017

The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington , Cambridge

Christina Smolke: Finding medicine where you least expect it

Nov 30, 2017

Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building, St John's College, Cambridge

Cafe Synthetique at Christmas

Dec 18, 2017

Panton Arms, 43 Panton Street CB2 1HL, Cambridge

GARNet Plant Gene Editing Workshop

Mar 26, 2018

University of Bristol

Upcoming events