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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


The Essex Synthetic Biology School (ESBS) is an intensive 5-day summer course targeting students and early career scientists interested in learning cutting edge experimental and computational methods to design and build biological systems directly from world-renowned experts, working with bacterial, yeast, plant and mammalian systems, in fields such as cancer and healthcare research, as well as industrial, agricultural and environmental synthetic biology.

The School comprises 20 lectures and 5 laboratory sessions, focusing on building pathways in bacteria and yeast.

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  • Combinatorial assembly of biological pathways
  • Synthetic genomics
  • Exogenous pathways synthesis
  • Biosensors
  • Biological systems modelling
  • Biological data analysis
  • Computer aided design
  • Automation
  • Mathematica modelling of biological systems

 Important dates

  • 15th November 2017: Early Bird registration opens
  • 1st February 2018: Standard registration opens
  • 1st June 2018 : Registration closes
  • 2-6 July 2018 : Essex Synthetic Biology School