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Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering: A Tribute to Professor Toni Slabas

7th October 2013, 12:00 to 18:00, Biophysical Sciences Institute, Durham University, Whitehead

As a tribute to Professor Toni Slabas’ contribution to this field, this half-day symposium has been organised by the Biophysical Sciences Institute to highlight areas where tools of synthetic biology have been employed to engineer metabolic pathways in plants and algae. 

The capability to engineer biological systems has great potential to transform sustainability in many systems including medicine, agriculture and biofuels. Synthetic biology is now providing novel tools for reconstructing biological systems using engineering principles to predictably produce a wide variety of regulatory networks and metabolic pathways.

As a tribute to Professor Toni Slabas’ contribution to this field, this half-day symposium highlights areas where tools of synthetic biology have been employed to engineer metabolic pathways in plants and algae.

Programme

12:00 Lunch – School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Atrium

13:00 Professor Patrick Hussey (Durham): Introduction

13:20 Professor John Girkin (Durham): Multidisciplinary Research in Durham – Introducing the BSI 

13:40 Professor Toon Sjuite (MPLA): A pathway from metabolic engineering in plants, to synthetic biology in humans: Multiplex Ligase dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA).

14:20 Dr. Steve Chivasa (Durham): Signalling by metabolites: The role of Extracellular ATP

15:00 Refreshments - School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Atrium

15:30 Professor David Rice (University of Sheffield): The architecture of an invisible world

16:10 Dr. John Rowland (Durham): Algal Biotechnology and Biofuels

16:30 Professor Toni Slabas (Durham): Science a game of chance – it‘s who you meet

17:00 Professor Keith Lindsey (Durham): Closing remarks

17.15 Drinks reception - School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Atrium

Registration is required for the lunch (please contact alex.probert@durham.ac.uk).

Contact alex.probert@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.