SynEARC 2017

July 7th, University of Kent, Canterbury

SynEARC is an annual FREE one-day postgraduate student-led symposium that is organized with the aim of generating awareness in the advances in synthetic biology as well as its applications in both basic research and industry. We are funded by the Eastern Academic Research Consortium (EARC), which is a collaboration network between the Universities of East Anglia, Essex and Kent.

9:00      Registration and coffee
10:00    Welcome: Colin Robinson, University of Kent
10:15    Simon Carding, UEA: Development of novel strategies to treat and prevent chronic intestinal inflammation and IBD
10.45    Oscar Ces, Imperial College London: Lipid membrane mechanics and drug delivery
11.15    Break and networking
12.00    Gavin Thomas, University of York: Parts and clusters for assembly in bacterial fuel production
12.30    Twist Biosciences: Engineering micro-organisms to utilise Martian soil
13.00     Lunch
14.00     Gill Stephens, University of Nottingham: Biocatalytic methods to produce chemicals
14.30     Saul Purton, UCL: Genetic engineering of algae for biofuel production
15.00     Break and networking
15:30     Postgraduate student presentations & poster session
17:50     Meeting close followed by social event

More information and registration here.