Essex Synthetic Biology School 2-6 July, 2018 - University of Essex, UK

Program

Lab sessions

Students will learn how to build transcription units (Promoter-CDS-Terminator) by Golden Gate that will be transformed in yeast. They will then perform a screening to select constructs that maximise gene expression. Protocols will be provided ahead of the Schools.

Schedule
02/07/2018
Time Room Activity
8am-9am EBS Foyer ESBS Registration
9am-9.45am EBS 2.2 Writing DNA
Jef Boeke
9.45am-10.30am EBS 2.2 Cell free synthetic biology from prototyping to pathway engineering
Paul Freemont
10.30am-11.00am EBS Foyer Coffee Break
11.00am-10.45am EBS 2.2 Automated Design of Cellular Sensors, Circuits, and Pathways
Howard Salis
11.45am-12.30pm EBS 2.2 D-SPACE: A novel deep learning framework for protein annotation and discovery
Toby Richardson
1pm-2.30pm Wivenhoe House Lunch
2.30pm-5.30pm 3SW.6.04 Golden-Gate Assembly Session
03/07/2018
Time Room Activity
9am-9.45am EBS 2.2 Synthetic biology and biosensors - Design to application
Paul Freemont
9.45am-10.30am EBS 2.2 Rearranging DNA
Jef Boeke
10.30am-11.00am EBS Foyer Coffee Break
11.00am-10.45am EBS 2.2 Using protein building blocks to create nanoscale containers for biochemical production and vaccine development
Danielle Tullman-Ercek
11.45am-12.30pm EBS 2.2 The Biophysics of Gene Expression and Regulation for Genetic Systems Engineering
Howard Salis
1pm-2.30pm Wivenhoe House Lunch
2.30pm-5.30pm 3SW.6.04 Golden-Gate Assembly Session
5.30pm-8.30pm Wivenhoe House Hog roast networking event
04/07/2018
Time Room Activity
9am-9.45am EBS 2.2 TBD
Ron Weiss
9.45am-10.30am EBS 2.2 Quantity and quality: Using synthetic biology approaches to achieve high-titer heterologous protein secretion
Danielle Tullman-Ercek
10.30am-11.00am EBS Foyer Coffee Break
11.00am-10.45am EBS 2.2 Twist Bioscience: You Design it, we build it!
Ross Kettleborough
11.45am-12.30pm EBS 2.2 Students Lightning talks
1pm-2.30pm Wivenhoe House Lunch
2.30pm-5.30pm 3SW.6.04 Golden-Gate Assembly Session
05/07/2018
Time Room Activity
9am-9.45am EBS 2.2 Hypoxia Biology and Cancer Therapy
Adrian Harris
9.45am-10.30am EBS 2.2 Engineering Plant Genomes for Farming and Pharming
Nicola Patron
10.30am-11.00am EBS Foyer Coffee Break
11.00am-10.45am EBS 2.2 TBD
Ron Weiss
11.45am-12.30pm EBS 2.2 Students Lightning talks
1pm-4.30pm Wivenhoe House BBQ networking event and Poster session
06/07/2018
Time Room Activity
9am-9.45am EBS 2.2 Cyborgization of environmental bacteria with SynBio tools
Victor DeLorenzo
9.45am-10.30am EBS 2.2 Sharing Biology in the Information Age: Perceived Threats of Dematerialisation and Open Data
Nicola Patron
10.30am-11.00am EBS Foyer Coffee Break
11.00am-10.45am EBS 2.2 Genetics from scratch: building synthetic chromosomes and genomes
Leslie Mitchell
11.45am-12.30pm EBS 2.2 What transcriptional noise tells us about the cell inside
Victor DeLorenzo
1pm-2.30pm Wivenhoe House Lunch
2.30pm-5.30pm 3SW.6.04 Golden-Gate Assembly Session