Review 2017

The 2017 WISB review workshop will take place on the 7th of June in the Oculus building at the University of Warwick. The programme will primarily showcase the work of our PDRAs, Research Fellows and SynBio CDT PhD students. For those of you who are already familiar with WISB, these presentations will provide a valuable update on all … Continue reading Review 2017

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Great new employment opportunity!

Applications are now closed for this position. Keep an eye out for more opportunities in the future. We are looking for a WISB Research & Outreach Manager This post will suit a candidate with a background in research who wishes to develop a career in research programme management, learning and/or applying skills in financial oversight, … Continue reading Great new employment opportunity!

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Apply now for a PhD starting in October 2017

Applications can be made to the SynBio CDT programme for the remaining two PhDs starting in October 2017. The 4-year studentships cover UK/EU Tuition Fees in full and pay an annual stipend. The next application deadline is 30th April 2017. The SynBioCDT draws upon the breadth and depth of multidisciplinary expertise within the research environment … Continue reading Apply now for a PhD starting in October 2017

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WISB Fellowship for early career researchers now available

Applications have now closed! WISB is looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher who wishes to begin development of an independent career in Synthetic Biology. This fellowship is a fixed term contract for four years. The closing date for applications is 26th February 2017.  For more information, please visit the University of Warwick’s job website.

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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!

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Applications close for 2017 entry to SynBio CDT

The application deadline has just been passed for SynBio CDT PhD studentships starting in October 2017. The 4-year studentships cover UK/EU Overseas Tuition Fees in full and pay an annual stipend. The SynBioCDT draws upon the breadth and depth of multidisciplinary expertise within the research environment at the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick to … Continue reading Applications close for 2017 entry to SynBio CDT

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Two new WISB RCDF appointments!

We are delighted to announce that Eleanor Jameson and Emanuel de los Santos have been awarded WISB Research Career Development Fellowships. Together with Byron Carpenter and Lauren Swiney, this means that we now have four Fellows in the Centre. The remaining RCDF post will be advertised shortly.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Look out for: Biological Insights from Synthetic Biology, a special issue of the RSC journal Integrative Biology 4 (2016) 371-578

Synthetic Biology is increasingly used to implement novel applications in which designer organisms perform complex tasks not easily amenable to traditional engineering methods, such as cancer detection, fuel generation, drug production, and recently even the re-creation of extinct species. From a more fundamental perspective, synthetic biology can also be used to probe the limits and … Continue reading Look out for: Biological Insights from Synthetic Biology, a special issue of the RSC journal Integrative Biology 4 (2016) 371-578

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WISB Small SynBio Grants

WISB has already invested RC-UK funding to build an interdisciplinary community of more than 50 synthetic biology researchers in Warwick. In the second phase of our strategy we will expand synthetic biology support to include an even bigger community. Applications are invited from University of Warwick researchers, who are not already members of WISB, for small grants (up to £5000) to help kick-start … Continue reading WISB Small SynBio Grants

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Four WISB Fellowships for early career researchers now available

WISB is looking for ambitious postdoctoral researchers who wish to begin development of an independent career in synthetic biology.   The closing date for applications is 6th April 2016.  For more information, please visit the jobs.ac.uk website.

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WISB @ The Big Bang Fair

Slime mold, mazes and microscopes..  WISB is part of the University of Warwick’s Faculty of Science Stand at this years national ‘Big Bang Fair’ held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Visit our outreach page to find out more about the event and other activities.  

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WISB Microscopy Suite Now Operational

The arrival of two new widefield fluorescence microscopes heralds the launch of the WISB microscopy suite.  The further addition of a spinning disk confocal laser microscope later this month will complete the suite and means that our researchers can undertake live cell imaging and time-lapse microscopy.

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Discussion Meeting: How safe is pathogen research?

John McCarthy gave an invited presentation at a Discussion Meeting of the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee in Westminster on February 23rd 2016. The overall theme of the meeting was ‘How safe is pathogen research?’. The presentation considered whether synthetic biology could influence the potential risks associated with pathogen research. A summary of his talk will … Continue reading Discussion Meeting: How safe is pathogen research?

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Synthetic Biology, From Standard Biological Parts to Artificial Life

Speakers at the Barcelona conference on Synthetic Biology, From Standard Biological Parts to Artificial Life. This took place at the International Centre for Scientific Debate (CaixaForum) in Barcelona, September 17-18 2015, and was supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation. Four members of WISB (McCarthy, Jaramillo, Bates, Asally) took part in this international conference, which also … Continue reading Synthetic Biology, From Standard Biological Parts to Artificial Life

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Gold Medal for Warwick iGEM Team

Congratulations to the 2015 Warwick iGEM Team who were awarded a gold medal at this year’s international iGEM Jamboree.  The The team worked hard during the Summer to develop their idea for a new synthetic biology tool for use in bioengineering and travelled to Boston in September to present their project alongside over 250 other student teams. … Continue reading Gold Medal for Warwick iGEM Team

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Applications Accepted for Synthetic Biology Ph.D. Positions 2016-2020

The SynBioCDT draws upon the breadth and depth of multidisciplinary expertise within the research environment at the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick to offer comprehensive training in the design and engineering of biologically based parts, devices and systems as well as the re-design of existing, natural biological systems across all scales from molecules to … Continue reading Applications Accepted for Synthetic Biology Ph.D. Positions 2016-2020

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Development of WISB Technology Platforms

The past few months have seen significant changes to the WISB laboratories. Dr Sarah Bennett, WISB Facilities Manager, has overseen the purchase and installation of several state-of-the-art equipment including cell sorter, Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry and Surface Plasmon Resonance instruments. This provides a fantastic opportunity for WISB Academics and Post-Doctoral researchers to develop both their research … Continue reading Development of WISB Technology Platforms

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Funding to Build on Existing WISB Partnerships with São Paulo, Brazil

Funding announced in July 2015 by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) will enable WISB researchers to develop existing collaborations with the Biomass Systems and Synthetic Biology (BSSB) center in Brazil. The funding will facilitate research exchanges and workshops between the two Centres over the next 2 years. The project is one of 21 to … Continue reading Funding to Build on Existing WISB Partnerships with São Paulo, Brazil

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Major Research BBSRC/EPSRC Funding Award for WISB

In January 2015, Vince Cable, the Secretary for Business, Innovation and Skills announced a five-year £12 million grant funding award for Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology centre (WISB). This investment comes from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the Research Councils’ Synthetic Biology for Growth … Continue reading Major Research BBSRC/EPSRC Funding Award for WISB

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