Bristol Bug Bashers head to the BDAthlon bio-design automation programming contest

May 13, 2016

A team of synthetic biology PhD students from the SynBioCDT have been awarded funding to head to the BDAthlon programming contest taking place in Newcastle this August.

The interdisciplinary “Bristol Bug Bashers” team consists of Daniel Dixon a biologist focused on analog computation in living cells, Vittorio Bartoli a chemical engineer implementing negative feedback controllers for use in metabolic engineering, and Jack Steventon a protein designer that uses molecular dynamic simulations to facilitate rational design. Both Daniel and Vittorio are performing short-projects in the lab this summer and we wish them all the best for the competition.