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Respecting Complexity: New Methods and Concepts for a More Robust Synthetic Biology

Workshop   13.12.2012






John Dupré, Ken Haynes, Declan Bates, Orkun Soyer, Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter), Jane Calvert, Alistair Elfick (University of Edinburgh), Michael Morange (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), Paul Freemont (Imperial College London), Steve Oliver (University of Cambridge), Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto), Ulrich Krohs (University of Hamburg), Rachel Ankeny (The University of Adelaide), Gabriele Gramelsberger (The University of Berlin), Mark Bedau (Reed College USA).

Organised by

Lois Spence, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Exeter.


Byrne House, University of Exeter (Streatham campus)

Event details

Ken Haynes, John Dupre and Sabina Leonelli invite you to attend this international workshop. The ultimate goal is to generate a manifesto for a future vision of synthetic biology, embracing and exploiting the complexity of living systems. Numbers are limited so please register with Lois Spence: l.s.spence@exeter.ac.uk as soon as possible if you would like to attend.


Thursday 13 December

09:15 Arrival, coffee and tea

Session 1 - Chair: Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

09:30 Introduction - John Dupré and Ken Haynes (University of Exeter)

10:00 Engineering, design and evolution in synthetic biology - Jane Calvert (University of Edinburgh)

10:30 Modelling evolving systems - Michael Morange (Centre Cavaillès, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris)

11:00 Break for coffee/ tea

11:30 An entirely in vitro approach for the rapid prototyping of DNA regulatory elements - Paul Freemont (Imperial College London)

12:00 Yeast Feedback Control Systems - Declan Bates (University of Exeter)

12:30 Steve Oliver (University of Cambridge)

13:00 Lunch

Session 2 - Chair: Ken Haynes (University of Exeter)

14:00 A Biomimetic Architectonic for Synthetic Metabolism - Alistair Elfick (University of Edinburgh)

14:30 Brenda Andrews (University of Toronto)

15.00 Orkun Soyer (University of Exeter)

15:30 Break for afternoon tea

Session 3 - Chair: John Dupré

16:00 A Biomimetic Architectonic for Synthetic Metabolism - Ulrich Krohs (University of Hamburg)

16:30 Rachel Ankeny (The University of Adelaide) and Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter)

17:00 Fast-track synthetic biology - Gabriele Gramelsberger (The University of Berlin)

17:30 Understanding and managing the emergent properties of complex synthetic biology mechanisms - Mark Bedau (Reed College USA)

19:00 Conference Dinner

Friday 14 December

09:00 Ideas wall and discussion of key themes: each participant produces one key statement of concern to add to the wall.

10:30 Break for coffee/tea

11:00 Discussion session: debate central themes

13:00 Lunch and informal discussion

Further details