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Engineering Biology in Cambridge

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The EngBio Forum is a series of flagship events with prominent external speakers and excellent networking opportunities: a great opportunity to learn more about cutting edge synthetic and engineering biology.

The Engineering Biology Forums are a series of talks exploring key tools for the future of engineering biology and biotechnology. Hosted by the Engineering Biology Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge, the forums take place termly at the Old Divinity School, St John’s College or the McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College.

The events feature two keynote lectures and a discussion session. This is followed by a drinks reception and canapes. Some events also include a mini-fair of demonstrations, exhibitions and information showcasing scientific excellence from around the Cambridge engineering biology community.

Alongside the Forums we often host speaker lunches as an opportunity to meet and discuss with our guest speakers. The lunches are free and open to all University staff and students. Early career researchers (PhD students, postdocs etc.) are particularly welcome.

Past Events

Past speakers have included Nobel Prize winner Prof. Stefan Hell, Prof. Jim Collins, Prof. David Baker, Prof. Jennifer Lippencott-Schwartz and Prof. Mike Jewett. Topics have ranged from Programmable Cell Extracts to Super-Resolution Microscopy.


EngBio Forum November 2016 held at the Old Divinity School, St. John’s College EngBio Forum November 2023 held at the McGrath Centre, St. Catharine’s College
Biomaker exhibit at the EngBio Forum mini-fair February 2019 ECR-Speaker Lunch November 2023 held in the Senior Combination Room, St. Catharine’s College

See full list of past events | See photos of past events

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.