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The 2nd International Synthetic Yeast Genome (Sc2.0) Consortium Meeting

IESY Consortium

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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Second International Sc2.0 meeting, July 12, 2013, Imperial College London

9:00 to 9:20         Registration and coffee

Room 311, Huxley Building, 180 Queen's Gate, South Kensington

                                Speakers – please check in with Tom Ellis and Jef Boeke


Morning Session 1

9:20 to 9:30         Welcome Remarks

Paul Freemont                                  Imperial College London, UK


9:30 to 10:00       Overview of Sc2.0 design and progress 

Jef Boeke                                            Johns Hopkins University, USA


10:00 to 10:20    Chromosome 3

Srinivasan Chandrasegaran          Johns Hopkins University, USA


10:20 to 10:40    Chromosome 2

Yue Shen                                             BGI, China


10:40 to 11:00    Coffee and Tea Break                    


Morning Session 2

11:00 to 11:20    Bacillus Subtilis as an assembly platform

Mitsuhiro Itaya                                 Keio University, Japan


11:20 to 11:40    Build-A-Genome

Karen Zeller                                        Johns Hopkins University, USA


11:40 to 12:00    Build-A-Genome China and Chromosome 5

Qiuhui Lin                                            Tianjin University, China


12:00 to 12:20    Chromosome 12

Junbiao Dai                                        Tsinghua University, China


12:20 TO 2:20     LUNCH AT MED KITCHEN RESTAURANT, GLOUCESTER RD                   


Afternoon Session 1   

2:20 to 2:40         Chromosome 6

Leslie Mitchell                                   Johns Hopkins University, USA


2:40 to 3:00         tRNA neochromosome                

Patrick Cai                                          Edinburgh University, UK


3:00 to 3:20         Chromosome 11              

Tom Ellis                                               Imperial College London, UK


3:20 to 3:40      Not only the Synthetic Yeast, but also the Synthetic Scientist 

Steve Oliver                                   University of Cambridge, UK


3:40 to 4:10         Coffee and Tea Break                                    



Afternoon Session 2

4:10 to 4:30         Biostudio talk/demo

Joel Bader                                           Johns Hopkins University, USA


4:30 to 4:50         DIY Bio and Sc2.0

Tor Solli-Nowlan                               LA Biohackers, USA


4:50 to 5:10         A Code of Conduct for Sc2.0

Anna Sliva                                           Johns Hopkins University, USA


5:10 to 5:40         General Discussion of Code of Conduct, Emerging technologies

Debra Mathews                               Johns Hopkins University, USA


5:40 to 5:50         Introduction to Redemption Beers

Andy Moffat                                      Redemption Brewery, London UK


5:50 to 7:30         EVENING POSTER SESSION WITH FOOD AND DRINKS                           



Venue Information

Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

The Sc2.0 meeting will be in the Huxley Building at Imperial College’s South Kensington Campus, right in the heart of London’s Museums District and close to famous parks, palaces and department stores.


Imperial College London is situated in the heart of the capital's Museum District and is surrounded by hundreds of hotels of different standard and price. Imperial College London partners with several of these local hotels which can be booked via the following link. Please quote 'SB6.0' when making reservations through this site.

Alternatively, a range of great value student rooms are available throughout summer at the South Kensington Campus and include breakfast. Accomdation at the following halls is right next to the event venue:

  • Beit Hall
  • Prince’s Gardens

Some specifically reserved rooms here are still available using using the discount code SB602013, although not applying this code may reveal more availabiliy.

To book a room at these halls go to:


Questions about hotel rooms and reservations should be directed to Imperial College at:

Phone: +44 (0) 20-7594-9507 or -9511        Email:



For information on the location and transport to and from Imperial College’s South Kensington Campus go to:

If arriving from Heathrow Airport, the most straight-forward way to get to Sc2.0 and the partner hotels is to take the London Underground, taking the Piccadilly Line from Heathrow Airport direct to Gloucester Road Station (45 minutes). A single ticket for this journey costs £5.50. If you plan further travel around London using the Underground during your stay, you should purchase a Pre-Pay Oyster Card at Heathrow Underground Station as fares throughout your stay will be 50% cheaper with this.

If you prefer to take Taxi from Heathrow Airport to your hotel, this takes 30 to 50 minutes and can cost as much as £60.

A street map of the area can be found here with the meeting location indicated with an arrow.,179400&st=OSGrid&lu=N&tl=~&ar=y&bi=~&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf


A map of further hotels in the area can be found here (note that Imperial College is next to hotel #50 in this map)



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When & Where

Room 311, Huxley Building, Imperial College London
180 Queen's Gate
SW7 2RH London
United Kingdom

Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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