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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 lunch

13:20

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 '

Engineering biology: A new manufacturing technology

Digitising DNA – the blueprint of nature - enabling new materials and manufacturing techniques

   

Session 1: Enabling technologies 1

Innovation driving radical changes in biotechnology

Session 2: Biosensors and Detectors 1

Detection and monitoring in industrial processes

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00    

Session 3: Enabling technologies 2

Software, standards, methodology

Session 4: Biosensors and detectors 2

Applying detection and monitoring to biotechnology

17:00    

Session 5: Automation and metrology 1

Biology comes of age: from laboratory to manufacturing

Session 6: Industrial scale manufacturing 1

Using engineering biology: from tools and services to processes and products

17:30

Poster competition and networking drinks

18:30

Close of day one

 
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  

Engineering biology for a healthier future

From gene editing, to new medicines, from detection to treatment, engineering biology enables the design of better healthcare

   

Session 7: Automation and metrology 2

‘You can only make as well as you can measure’ Whitworth, 1840
Applying engineering standards to biology

Session 8: Industrial scale manufacturing 2


Translating laboratory techniques to industry

11:00

Refreshments and networking break

11:30    

Session 9: Design and computation 1

Data-driven bio-design

Session 10: Industrial biotechnology 1

Cells as factories

12:30

Lunch and networking break

13:30

Keynote: Engineering biology

14:30  

Engineering biology: Design, test, build

Analysing complex biological systems using modelling and analytical techniques to assist the design process

   

Session 11: Design and computation 2

New applications in engineering biology

Session 12: Industrial biotechnology 2

Biology as a fundamental manufacturing process

15:30

Refreshments and networking break

16:00

Keynote: Biomanufacturing in the 21st Century and beyond

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