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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge


OpenPlant Fund Pitches (at John Innes Centre, Norwich)

Friday, 1 December, 2017 - 12:30 to 15:45

The OpenPlant Fund supports innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant synthetic biology and cell-free systems. The latest call for applications closed recently, and all applicants will be pitching their project proposals at an event on Friday 1 December. Come along to hear a variety of interesting and innovative short talks about projects in biology, instrumentation, training and building low-cost resources for schools in Ghana.

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Christina Smolke: Finding medicine where you least expect it

Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 18:00 to 19:00

BioSoc invites people to join them for their final talk of Michaelmas, where Stanford synthetic biologist Dr Christina Smolke will speak about her research in engineering organisms to synthesise drugs.

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Deep Science Ventures Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, 29 November, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

DSV will select 100 curious, forward thinking and ambitious scientists and engineers to join our garage-style event where you can find your way into the world of science-entrepreneurship in three themes: Accelerating biotech, harnessing the immune system and enhancing humans.

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Twist Bioscience Seminar: You Design It, We Build It

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 15:00 to 19:00

Emily Leproust, Ph.D. serves as CEO, co-founder and director of Twist Bioscience and will describe Twist's DNA synthesis approach and what that can enable for your research.

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Technology For Social Good In 2027

Thursday, 5 April, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Hermann Hauser presents his personal, positive vision - and then leads discussion - on how new Technologies can work to improve social fairness as we head towards 2027.

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OpenConCam 2017

Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 09:00 to 17:00

We are delighted to announce that OpenConCam is back for its third year on 16th November 2017 - the conference for open access, data and education in Cambridge.

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Register now for Sensors Day - part of Open Technology Week 2017

Friday, 20 October, 2017 - 09:30 to 17:30

Sensors Day will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology.

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[Closes 30 Nov 2017] GapSummit 2018 open for applications

4 October 2017

GapSummit is 'The world’s first global and intergenerational leadership summit in biotechnology' from Global Biotech Revolution and will take place 16-18 April 2018 at St Johns College, Cambridge.

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Three phases of genome sequencing and their consequences for science & medicine

Monday, 6 November, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Over the last 20 years the different phases of genome sequencing have had a profound impact on the biological sciences and related applications in medicine and agriculture - this event in the Cambridge Philosophical Society lecture series for Michaelmas term will cover three major phases. Entry is Free and open to all who are interested.

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Science Make-a-thon

Sunday, 22 October, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

The advance of open source software, open hardware systems such as Arduino, alongside 3D printing technologies and open biological tools, is boosting a maker ethos in science. Come along and try your hand at solving design challenges using open source technologies.

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