August 17, 2020
I have just finished my year’s placement at the Biocompute Lab, my ‘Year in Industry’ from my BSc in Biological Sciences at Cardiff University.
March 28, 2018
Today our work on unravelling the rules for how complex networks are built from simple complements is published in Science Advances. We develop new methods that can extract and decipher the rules controlling how small structures cluster and connect, and show that common components to many networks are often used in surprisingly different ways. The final paper can be accessed here.
March 26, 2018
New paper just out in Nature Methods on the use of feedback control to regulate the burden that synthetic genetic circuits place on a host cell. Big thanks to Francesca Ceroni and the Ellis and Stan groups at Imperial who lead the work. Find out more here.
February 26, 2018
Tom was invited to speak about his recent work on probing synthetic genetic circuits using RNA-seq at the DGZ Young Scientists’ Forum in Berlin for the Bottom-up Synthetic Biology Track.
February 23, 2018
Tom was honoured to take part in the first Dagstuhl Seminar on Formal Methods for the Synthesis of Biomolecular Circuits (18082) at the beautiful Schloss Dagstuhl in the Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Wadern, Germany.
August 18, 2017
Vittorio has been awarded a £200 travel bursary to present his work on tuneable genetic devices at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group’s Young Researchers Meeting on the 13th September at University College London.
May 22, 2017
Vittorio and Ana have been awarded BrisSynBio-MaxSynBio researcher exchange awards to support short-term placements for building links between the UK and German synthetic biology networks.
April 28, 2017
Danny and Vittorio, along with their team Accellarus, were awarded second place in a Dragon’s Den style competition, winning £2,000 of lab space and services by pitching a start-up business idea to investors.
The competition came at the end of a 4-day course on building a synthetic biology-rich biotech business held by BrisSynBio and SynbiCITE. The company, Accellarus aims to accelerate the commercialisation of biosynthetic pathways using it’s designer chassis organism, the world’s first organism whose ecological niche is an industrial bioprocess.
March 17, 2017
With the generous support of an EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship Award from the the University of Bristol, it was a pleasure to host the inaugural Synthetic Biology Meets Robotics event at Bristol Aquarium. We had an action packed schedule of talks, networking, posters, exhibits, ideas generation and prizes! As with all good events, it ended with a drink admiring Brunel’s wonderful bridge.
January 15, 2017
Are you interested in programming and open-source development projects? Want to know what it is like to do some real research? Well, this year the Biocompute Lab has joined the global Google Summer of Code (GSoC) scheme that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source projects.