on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
An International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology' will be held from the 9th to the 11th of September 2019 at Worcester College, Oxford. This event is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under projects EP/M002187/1 and EP/M002454/1.
Organisers: Guy-Bart Stan (Imperial College London), Antonis Papachristodoulou (University of Oxford), Harrison Steel (University of Oxford).
Designing and implementing effective feedback control in living cells has the potential to dramatically change biotechnology. However, before this potential is realised, a number of theoretical and practical challenges must be addressed, which lie at the interface between control engineering and synthetic biology. This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them. An exceptional group of speakers, world leaders in synthetic biology and control engineering, will present recent progress, identify challenges and share their vision of where synthetic biology is headed and how the control engineering community can contribute to delivering its promise.
- Control Engineering Themes:
Modelling, analysis, and design of reliable synthetic circuits as well as regulation of synthetic processes.
- Synthetic Biology Themes:
Challenges and opportunities for implementing designs and enabling effective synthetic regulation and control.
Early-bird registration (before July 1st): £300 for academics and members of industry. £200 for students and post-doctoral researchers.
Final registration (before August 20th): £350 for academics and members of industry. £250 for students and post-doctoral researchers.
An additional (optional) payment of £50 is required for the banquet in the Worcester College dining hall on the night of September 10th.
Dr. Gregory Batt - Institut Pasteur
Dr. Guillaume Cambray - INRA
Prof. Lionel Clarke - UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council
Prof. Jason Chin - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Prof. Domitilla del Vecchio - MIT
Prof. John Doyle - Caltech
Dr. Guilia Giordano - TU Delft
Dr. Thomas Gorochowski - University of Bristol
Dr. Jose Jimenez - University of Surrey
Prof. Eric Klavins - University of Washington
Prof. Mustafa Khammash - ETH Zurich
Dr. Andrew Phillips - Microsoft Research Cambridge
Prof. Lingchong You - Duke University
There will be a number of shorter presentations by early-career researchers and students, which will be confirmed closer to the workshop. These will be selected from the submitted poster abstracts.
Everyone participating in the workshop is invited to bring a poster to display their work. Please include a poster title, author list, and abstract in your registration if you wish to present a poster. Poster boards are 120cm by 90cm (A0 Landscape), so please ensure your printed poster will fit within this area.
The delegate leaflet containing our welcoming message, programme of talks, poster abstracts, and travel information will be posted closer to the workshop.
Workshop schedule will be provided closer to the workshop.
If you use Twitter, please label your tweets with the hashtag #synbiocontrol2019 for easy searching and sorting.
Location of the Workshop
The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, 1 Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HB. Upon arrival report to the Worcester College main lodge/entrance, and you will be directed to the conference centre from there.
Accommodation for Attendees
A wide array of hotel/accommodation venues are available in or near Oxford city centre. For cost-effective and proximal college accommodation we recommend checking University Rooms.
Worcester college is a 10 minute walk from Oxford Train Station, or a 5 minute walk from Oxford Central Bus Station. The train from central London takes approximately one hour. Bus transport is available from major London airports to Oxford. If you are flying into the UK from abroad, the most accessible airport is Heathrow (travel time to Oxford about 1 hour), which has regular bus transfers to Oxford.