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3rd International IET/SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2017

Synthetic biology driving industrial translation in the bioeconomy

12 – 13 December 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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Programme

Engineering Biology Themes (photo)

Tuesday 12 December 2017

12:30

Registration and refreshments

13:20

Conference Chair’s welcome and introduction

Professor Richard Kitney, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK
Professor Paul Freemont, Co-Director, Synthetic Biology Hub, Imperial College, UK

13:30

Keynote address: Engineering biology for sustainable and advanced manufacturing

Jason Kelly, Co-Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks

14:30 '

Parallel sessions: Engineering biology for sustainable and advanced manufacturing

Synthetic biology/engineering biology has, in quite a number of areas, got to a point where the science/engineering has reached an advanced stage in the laboratory. The key next step is industrial translation leading to sustainable and advanced manufacturing.

   

Session 1: Enabling technologies 1

Development of platform or foundational technology that can be applied across a range of applications

Session 2: Biosensors and Detectors 1

Broad spectrum of applications from the development of biosensors

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00    

Session 3: Enabling technologies 2

This theme is designed to address the development of such technology from fundamental software development, through standards and laboratory-based methodologies

Session 4: Biosensors and detectors 2

Development of biosensors and detectors for monitoring industrial processes

17:00    

Session 5: Automation and metrology 1

Industrial translation is the greater use of automation within the laboratory and the development of increasingly more accurate measurement techniques

Session 6: Process engineering for scale-up and manufacturing 1

Successful translation through development and/or modification of process engineering methods for scale-up and manufacturing

18:00

Poster session

19:00

Dinner

 
Wednesday 13 December 2017

09:00

Keynote: Engineering biology for healthy living

Christina Smolke, Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, USA

10:00  

Parallel sessions: Engineering biology for healthy living

This theme is designed to cover health and basic medical science related to health applications. It, therefore, represents a fairly broad spectrum of activity, from gene editing techniques, through to the development of new pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

   

Session 7: Automation and metrology 2

Continuing development of foundries

Session 8: Process engineering for scale-up and manufacturing 2

Address fundamental questions related to the translation of techniques from the laboratory into industry.

11:00

Refreshments and networking break

11:30    

Session 9: Design, computation and modelling 1

Key elements of the biodesign process

Session 10: Industrial biotech 1

Use of living systems or organisms to develop or make products in areas such agriculture, food production and medicine

12:30

Lunch and networking break

13:30

Keynote: Engineering biology for complex systems

14:30  

Parallel Sessions: Engineering biology for complex systems

A very important aspect of engineering biology/synthetic biology is the design cycle, one component of which is modelling and analysis. The theme will primarily address the analysis of complex biological systems using modelling and analytical techniques in order to assist with the design process.

   

Session 11: Design, computation and modelling 2

The theme will cover each of these components in relation to engineering biology across a wide range of applications

Session 12: Industrial biotech 2

The theme will focus on the application of engineering biology / synthetic biology to a range of applications under the general heading of industrial biotech

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00

Keynote: Advanced manufacturing

William Bonvillian, Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

17:00

Closing remarks

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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Pricing

Early Bird Member - £325

Early Bird Non-member - £395

Standard Member - £375

Standard Non-member - £475

Faculty / Post Doc - £300

Student - £150