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International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology

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An International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology will be held on the 17th and 18th July 2017 at the Royal Academy of Engineering - Prince Philip House, London. This event is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), under projects EP/M002187/1 and EP/M002454/1.

Organisers: Antonis Papachristodoulou (University of Oxford), Guy-Bart Stan (Imperial College London), Filippo Menolascina (University of Edinburgh).



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.


Registration is now closed - contact us if you have any queries.

Confirmed Speakers


Tentative schedule
Day 1 Day 2
8:30am Coffee Coffee
8.50am Introduction Coffee
9am - 9:45am Prof. Mustafa Khammash Prof. Richard Murray
9:45am - 10:30am Prof. Mario di Bernardo Prof. Hana El Samad
10:30am - 11am Coffee Break Coffee Break
11am -11:45am Dr. Michael Roberts Dr. Velia Siciliano
11:45am - 12:30pm Dr. Richard Hammond Prof. Yvonne Chen
12:30pm - 2pm Lunch/Poster session Lunch/Poster session
2pm - 2:45pm Prof. Peter Swain Dr. Andrew Phillips
2:45pm - 3:30pm Prof. Hidde de Jong Dr. Giovanni Russo
3pm - 4:15pm Coffee Break/Poster session Coffee Break/Poster session
4:15pm - 5pm Prof. Brian Ingalls Dr. Francesca Ceroni
5pm - 5:45pm Prof. Jeff Hasty Final remarks and ways forward: “Where do we go from here”
6pm - 7pm Poster session -
7pm-10pm Dinner for speakers

Location of the Workshop

Prince Philip House at 3 Carlton House Terrace is an historic Grade I listed building, overlooking The Mall and St James’s Park and a short walk from Trafalgar Square.

Accommodation for Attendees

As an attendee, you can locate and book accommodation directly via this link.

An array of hotel/accommodation venues are available upon search. Most venues fall within reach of a local underground station from which you can board the Piccadilly Line to reach the venue. Alternatively travel by taxi is feasible. Note: Bookings and availabilities are dealt with on a first-come first-served basis. It is recommended to book your accommodation in as advance as possible.

For enquiries solely and specifically on bookings/availabilities only, you can contact:

Email: vacenquiries@imperial.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 9507

If you have any further queries, please contact Nazib Ahmed: n.ahmed@imperial.ac.uk

Travel Information

The venue is close to several bus and tube stops and there are plenty of hotels nearby or a few stops away.


Everyone participating in the workshop is invited to bring a poster to display their work. If you are interested in contributing, please give brief details when you register using the Registration form.