Third RoSBNet Workshop
Third RoSBNet Synthetic Biology Workshop 20th-22nd July 2011
The third RoSBNet Synthetic Biology workshop will be held on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of July 2011 at St Annes' College, University of Oxford.
- Biology Theme: Bottom-up and top-down approaches for constructing artificial cells and multi-cellular systems.
- Electrical/Computer Engineering Theme: Organizational principles and protocols in computer networked systems.
- Control/Systems Engineering Theme: Modelling, analysis and architectural principles of complex networked systems - how to build large networks.
- Ethical, Legal, Societal Implications: The danger of ‘dual use’, i.e., the danger of using Synthetic Biology designs both for peaceful and military aims.
- Dr Jo Husbands, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, USA.
- Dr James Revill, University of Sussex, UK.
- Dr Piers Millet, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Professor Stefan Eriksson, Uppsala University, Sweden.
- Dr Jim Whitman, University of Bradford, UK.
- Dr Alexander Kelle, University of Bath, UK.
- Professor Koichi Takahashi, RIKEN, Japan.
- Professor Michael Jewett, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA.
- Professor Ricard V. Solé, University of Papeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
- Professor Dek Woolfson, University of Bristol, UK.
- Dr Mauricio Barahona, Imperial College London, UK.
- Dr Orkun S. Soyer, University of Exeter, UK.
- Dr Yo-Cheng (Mark) Chang, University of Oxford, UK.
Wednesday 20th July:
|Professor Ricard V. Solé||Synthetic Biological Computing: New design principles|
|Professor Michael C. Jewett||Towards Construction of Synthetic Ribosomes|
|Professor Mauricio Barahona||Dynamics of Interconnected Systems: Entrainment and synchronization of biological oscillators|
|Professor Dek Woolfson||New Protein Structures for Protein Design and Synthetic Biology|
Thursday 21st July:
|Dr Jim Whitman||Why the dual use potential of scientific breakthroughs is more likely to manifest as practical problems than ethical dilemmas|
|Professor Stefan Eriksson||Moral obligations in dual use research?|
|Dr James Revill||Synthetic biology and dual use education|
|Dr Jo Husbands||ELSI and synthetic biology: A perspective from the wider international efforts to address dual use implications in the life sciences|
|Dr Piers Millett||Engineering safe, secure and solely beneficial biology|
|Dr Alexander Kelle||Beyond patchwork precaution for the dual-use governance of synthetic biology|
Friday 22nd July:
|Professor Koichi Takahashi||Simulating biochemical reaction networks at the molecular resolution with E-Cell System Version 4|
|Dr Orkun Soyer||Evolution and Synthetic Biology|
|Dr Yo-Cheng Chang||Redesigning a Bacterial Two-Component System to Exhibit Desired Responses|
|Dr Antonis Papachristodoulou||Summary and Close – RoSBNet in the Future|
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.
Directions to Oxford can be found here. 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.
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