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UCL has a strong track record on Synthetic Biology research in the UK, with significant contributions to the field in multiple areas including:

· Nanotechnology

· DNA circuits and chassis engineering

· Re-engineering biological processes

· Designing novel metabolic pathways

· Responsible Research and Innovation

The UCL Network for Synthetic Biology has been established as a virtual institute to further facilitate Synthetic Biology research at UCL, fostering closer collaborations and expanding Synthetic Biology research at UCL.

The showcase is an opportunity for early career researchers, senior researchers and industry to share their progress and discuss the future direction of Synthetic Biology at UCL.

This year's event includes external talks from:

· Prof. Victor de Lorenzo (CNB, Spain)

· Prof. John McCarthy (WISB, Warwick)

· Dr. Markus Schmidt (Biofaction, Austria)

· Dr. Mario Mencia (UAM, Spain)

Draft Program

09:30 Registration, Tea and Coffee

09:55 Welcome - Prof. John Ward – Chair of the UCL Centre for Synthetic Biology

Session 1

Chair: Dr Vitor Pinheiro (SMB, UCL and Birkbeck College)

10:05 Prof. Victor de Lorenzo (CNB, Spain)

10:50 Ms. Luba Prout

Title: Synthetic enzyme fusion engineering for amine production

11:05 Dr. Jonathan Burns (UCL Chemistry)

Title: Self-assembled DNA-nanopores that span lipid bilayers

11:30 Prof. John McCarthy (WISB, University of Warwick)

Title: Biosensors for biological manufacturing

11:55 Dr. Stefanie Frank (UCL Biochemical Engineering)

12:20 Lunch and poster session

Session 2

Chair: Prof. Helen Hailes (UCL Chemistry)

13:50 Dr. Markus Schmidt (Biofaction, Austria)

14:15 Dr. Filipe Gomes Cabreiro (UCL SMB)

Title: Re-programming bacterial metabolism for cancer therapy

14:40 Mr. Pedro Tizei (UCL SMB)

14:55 TBC

15:10 Tea and Coffee

Session 3

Chair: TBC

15:30 TBC

15:40 Dr. Darren Nesbeth (UCL Biochemical Engineering)

Title: UCL iGEM

16:05 Dr. Mario Mencia (UAM, Spain)

16:30 Prof. Saul Purton (UCL SMB)

17:15 onwards Poster session and refreshments