First RoSBNet Synthetic Biology Workshop - 14-16 September 2009
The first RoSBNet Synthetic Biology workshop was held on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September 2009 at St Annes' College, University of Oxford.
- Biology Theme: Constructing simple function network motifs (switches, oscillators, etc.) from standardised parts.
- Electrical/Computer Engineering Theme: The "Art of electronics" - building transistors, op-amps etc.
- Control/Systems Engineering Theme: Modelling and understanding the robustness of simple biological and electrical circuits.
Ethical, economical, philosophical, legal and societal issues as well as measurement methods will form underlying themes.
- Professor Ron Weiss, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Professor Jeff Hasty, University of California at San Diego.
- Professor Chris J. Myers, University of Utah.
- Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
- Professor Mustafa Khammash, University of California at Santa Barbara.
- Professor Hana El Samad, University of California at San Francisco.
- Professor Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford.
- Professor David Fell, Oxford Brookes University.
- Dr Michael Liss, GENEART.
- Dr Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge.
- Dr George Wadhams, University of Oxford.
- Dr Jane Calvert, University of Edinburgh.
Monday 14th September:
|Professor Ron Weiss||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||Synthetic Biology: From Modules to Systems|
|Professor Mustafa Khammash||University of California at Santa Barbara||Stochastic Biochemical Reaction Networks: Modeling, Analysis and Identification|
|Professor Hana El Samad||University of California at San Francisco||Predictive Modeling: The Challenges of Analysis and Synthesis for Systems and Synthetic Biology|
|Professor Julian Savulescu||University of Oxford||Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biolgy|
Tuesday 15th September:
|Professor Jeff Hasty||University of California at San Diago||Engineered Genetic Oscilators|
|Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio||University of Michigan||Modular Cell Biology: Retroactivity and Insulation|
|Dr Jim Haseloff||University of Cambridge||Bioengineering of Plant Systems|
|Dr George Wadhams||University of Oxford||Parameter Measurements for Synthetic Biology|
Notes taken from the Tuesday afternoom brainstorming session.
Wedenesday 16th September:
|Professor Chris Myers||University of Utah||Genetic Design Automation: Progress and Future Research Directions|
|Dr Michael Liss||GENEART||Synthetic Bio-Bricks: Enabling Tools for Biotechnology|
|Dr Jane Calvert||University of Edinburgh||Biology as Engineering: Concepts, Cultures and Collaborations|
|Professor David Fell||Oxford Brookes University||Synthetic Metabolism: Lessons for Metabolic Engineering|
Location of the Workshop
St Anne’s is located within easy walking distance from the centre of Oxford and is situated within 5 acres of tranquil leafy grounds. The workshop will take place in the new conference facilities of the Ruth Deach Building and Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. The conference brochure, which includes a map on page 6, is available here.
Oxford is accessible by car, train, bus and coach. It is within easy reach of Birmingham Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport and Southampton International Airport. Information on the best way to travel to Oxford can be found here. A map of St Anne’s College can be viewed here. Car Parking within Oxford is extremely limited and expensive. If you are coming by car it is recommended that you use the Pear Tree or Water Eaton Park and Ride facilities.