PLANT SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY PRESENTATIONS NOW ONLINE
6th Jun 2013
The GARNet Introduction to Opportunities in Plant Synthetic Biology meeting took place in Nottingham on 21-22 May 2013.
The programme was diverse, reflecting the cross-cutting, outward-facing nature of synthetic biology. Experts in chemistry, microbiology, computer science, and plant science presented their research and gave their perspectives of synthetic biology. The delegates, a mixture of PhD students, post-docs, academics, and commercial scientists, were introduced to a number of tools and bioinformatics platforms for use in synthetic biology. Highlights were Golden Gate Cloning, TAL effector technology, Cell Modeller, and the Infobiotics Workbench. These resources and more are listed on our Synthetic Biology Resources page.
To see slides of most of the presentations from the meeting, go to: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/news/synbio/programme/
A GARNet report on the status of UK plant synthetic biology, including a summary of the conclusions from the discussion sessions, will be published shortly. The Journal of Experimental Botany will be publishing several reviews by speakers from the meeting, as well as a meeting report.