Our iGEM team has been selected

We are proud to announce that our 2018 iGEM team has been selected. We had the largest number of applicants to date, from which 20 were selected to attend an afternoon of interviews. Each student had to present details of their favourite synthetic biology application whilst the interview panel assessed their enthusiasm and the level … Continue reading Our iGEM team has been selected

Now open: applications for iGEM

WISB is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for next year’s iGEM team who will represent the University of Warwick at the competition in Boston in November 2018. We are seeking enthusiastic, creative, and motivated undergraduate students, with a problem-solving attitude, from all across the University to form the most multi-disciplinary iGEM … Continue reading Now open: applications for iGEM

Warwick’s iGEM students take on E.coli

Warwick’s 2017 iGEM team, Blueprint 361, is determined to make E.coli work in their favour. The team is made up of 5 engineering undergrads, 4 students from the School of Life Sciences and a chemist, and are supervised by Dr Alfonso Jaramillo. To meet the team, check out their video. Their project is going to use E.coli to produce a biopolymer, which … Continue reading Warwick’s iGEM students take on E.coli

Recruitment for the 2017 iGEM Team Now Open!

Are you a University of Warwick undergraduate student currently studying in a Science-related discipline?  If so, why not apply to be part of the 2017 University of Warwick iGEM Team? As part of the team, you’ll develop a laboratory project and learn about synthetic biology, outreach, public engagement and experimental techniques along the way. In November 2017 you’ll … Continue reading Recruitment for the 2017 iGEM Team Now Open!

Science Communication Event

The first Warwick Synthetic Biology Forum will take place on 26th January 2017. The event is being organised by University of Warwick SynBioCDT PhD students and will focus on the public communication of science. Guest speakers include Britt Wray, Dr Lauren Swiney and Dr Gary Kerr. For more information about the forum please visit the organisers event page.

SynBio Goes Bananas in FabLab Coventry

The WISB lab went on the road in Autumn 2016 to give children from a number of local schools the chance to try their hand at synthetic biology. WISB Researchers worked alongside FabLab Coventry, the Midlands Academy Trust, and Think Higher to deliver an interactive and engaging short-course programme that was centred on synthetic biology, related STEM subject areas, scientific … Continue reading SynBio Goes Bananas in FabLab Coventry

ELSA Workshop

Why all the fuss about public engagement? WISB hosted a 2-day workshop exploring how synthetic biology research is connected to the external world and how it can be opened up and shared with the public. Watch the video to find out what our researchers discovered when they examined the ethical, legal and societal aspects (ELSA) … Continue reading ELSA Workshop

Launch Symposium Highlights

Launch Symposium & Industry Showcase In early 2016 the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology centre was officially launched with a symposium and industry showcase. Watch the video to see the thoughts and impressions about the future of synthetic biology from a number of the WISB researchers.

WISB @ Cafe Scientifique

Five WISB Researchers were at the Leamington Spa Cafe Scientifique on Monday 16th May 2016. This event introduced synthetic biology and its potential applications through a series of short presentations, panel discussion and questions from the audience. Panel Members: (left to right in image): Dr Sara Kalvala, Dr James Stratford, Dr Nick Lee, Dr Emmanuel de los Santos, and Professor Alfonso … Continue reading WISB @ Cafe Scientifique

Slime Mold, Mazes and Microscopes

WISB was part of the University of Warwick’s Faculty of Science stand at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, 16-19 March 2016.  Held at the NEC, The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits, as well careers information from Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) professionals. Alongside University … Continue reading Slime Mold, Mazes and Microscopes

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