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International Workshop

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).

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Delegate leaflet

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


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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 not yet open.

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers will be provided closer to the workshop.

Workshop schedule

Workshop schedule will be provided closer to the workshop.

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 15 minute walk from Oxford Train Station, or a 5 minute walk from Oxford Central Bus Station.


Everyone participating in the workshop is invited to bring a poster to display their work.