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SynBioControl2019

International Workshop

on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology

2019



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).

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Description

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

To register please complete the registration form here and return it to synbiocontrol2019@gmail.com. Payment can be completed via the University of Oxford website here.

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.

Confirmed Speakers

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 Philips - 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.


Additional Information

Posters

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.

Delegate leaflet

The delegate leaflet containing our welcoming message, programme of talks, poster abstracts, and travel information will be posted closer to the workshop.

Workshop schedule

Workshop schedule will be provided closer to the workshop.

Twitter

If you use Twitter, please label your tweets with the hashtag #synbiocontrol2019 for easy searching and sorting.


Logistics

Location of the Workshop

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, 1 Walton Street, Oxford, OX1 2HB.

Accommodation for Attendees

A wide array of hotel/accommodation venues are available in or near Oxford city centre. Accommodation is provided for invited speakers.

Travel Information

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.