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SynBio Fund applications are in - come and watch the pitches!

last modified Feb 22, 2016 04:05 PM
The SynBio Fund offers £5000 grants for innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects to engineer biology. Twelve projects will be pitching their ideas to a panel of judges on 1 December and all are invited to attend.


  • Date: Tuesday 1 December 2015
  • Time: 14:00-16:45
  • Venue: Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA


14:00  Introduction

14:10  SynBio Student Society

14:20  SynBioHub: Patent information system for synthetic biology

14:30  Synthesis of novel optimised lux reporters for eukaryotic systems

14:40  CamOptimus: Self-contained user-friendly multi-parameter optimisation platform for non-specialist experimental biologists

14:50  Reliable IP-free system for inter-chassis transfer of the high molecular weight DNA

15:00  A piezoelectric bio-platform to image and stimulate cellular interactions

15:10  Interactive web-based software tool for biological circuit design 

15:20  Tea Break

15:40  Development of a microfluidic device for high-throughput analysis of genetic circuits in plant protoplasts.

15:50  Bio-Hackathon

16:00  Low cost solution for high throughput bacterial electrotransformation

16:10  CELLUWIN: 3D printing for cellulose

16:20  Organotypic cultures as tools for functional screening of drugs to promote oligodendrocyte differentiation and CNS myelination.

16:30  Final comments

16:45  Drinks and nibbles in the tea room


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