International Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
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.
In order to cover the costs participants are asked to pay a registration fee of £250. For students/postdocs, the discounted rate is £180. Payments form (processed by Imperial College of London) will be made available when you register using our Registration form.
- Francesca Ceroni, Imperial College London
- Professor Yvonne Chen, UCLA
- Professor Mario di Bernardo, University of Bristol and University of Naples
- Professor Hidde de Jong, INRIA
- Professor John Doyle, Caltech
- Professor Hana El Samad, UCSF
- Professor Jeff Hasty, UCSD
- Dr. Richard Hammond, Cambridge Consultants
- Professor Brian Ingalls, University of Waterloo
- Professor Richard Murray, Caltech
- Dr Andrew Phillips, Microsoft Research
- Michael Roberts, Synpromics
- Dr. Giovanni Russo, IBM Research
- Dr. Velia Siciliano, Imperial College London
- Professor Peter Swain, University of Edinburgh
|Day 1||Day 2|
|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||TBC|
|6pm - 7pm||Poster session||Final remarks and ways forward: “Where do we go from here”|
|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.
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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.