International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
A 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/M002454/1 and EP/M002187/1.
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: 1 May 2017
- Professor Mario di Bernardo, University of Bristol and University of Naples
- Professor Hidde de Jong, INRIA
- Professor John Doyle, Caltech
- Professor Brian Ingalls, University of Waterloo
- Professor Jeff Hasty, UCSD
- Dr. Richard Hammond, Cambridge Consultants
- Professor Richard Murray, Caltech
- Dr Andrew Philipps, Microsoft Research
- Michael Roberts, Synpromics
- Dr. Giovanni Russo, IBM Research
- Professor Hana El Samad, UCSF
- Professor Peter Swain, University of Edinburgh
The timetable will be made available soon.
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.
This will be made available soon
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.
In order to cover the costs participants are asked to pay a registration fee of £250. For students/postdocs a discounted rate (£180) is available. Payments form (processed by Imperial College of London) will be made available when you register using our Registration form