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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Overview of initiatives at the University of Cambridge facilitated or co-facilitated by the Synthetic Biology SRI

SRI Initiatives


SynBio Forum

The SynBio 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 biology.

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Cafe Synthetique

Café Synthetique is the monthly meetup for the Cambridge synthetic biology community with informal talks, discussion and pub snacks. Every third Monday of the month at the Panton Arms.

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Science Makers

Science Makers brings together researchers and makers for talks, demos, hands-on making and co-working on projects. The first Saturday of every other month at Cambridge Makespace.

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Open Technology Week

Open Technology Week is a series of events showcasing and celebrating open and open source technologies, culminating in a gathering and open source maker fair at the Cambridge University Engineering Department.

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Cell-free Synthetic Biology

In vitro or cell-free synthetic biology is a topic of growing interest to many groups in Cambridge and the Synthetic Biology SRI is pleased to announce an upcoming programme of activities to promote and support interdisciplinary work in this space.

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Joint initiatives


Biomakespace is a community, non-profit laboratory being established on the Biomedical Campus. It will be a space for interdisciplinary, collaborative team project on biology and biological engineering.

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VIRI Cambridge

The Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) Cambridge Node is a collection of academics from across the five Schools who meet on a termly basis to discuss responsible research and innovation in their work.