Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology
Revision as of 14:38, 14 August 2014 by Antonis
A Workshop on Control Engineering and Synthetic Biology will be held on the 10th, 11th and 12th of September 2014 at Worcester College, University of Oxford. This is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC, under projects EP/I031944/1, EP/I032223/1 and EP/I03210X/1.
Designing and implementing effective methods of control in a living cell has the potential to dramatically change biotechnology. However, before this potential is realised, a number of both theoretical and practical challenges must be met. The workshop on control and synthetic biology will broadly cover both the challenges and the opportunities involved with this area. Both synthetic biology and control engineering topics will be covered.
- 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.
- Professor Richard Murray, Caltech.
- Professor Joerg Stelling, ETHZ.
- Professor Mustafa Khammash, ETHZ.
- Professor Jeff Hasty, UCSD.
- Professor Kwang-Hyun Cho, KAIST
- Professor Peter Swain, University of Edinburgh.
- Professor Ron Weiss, MIT.
- Dr Lionel Clarke, Shell.
- Professor Alfonso Jaramillo, University of Warwick.
- Dr Neil Dalchau, Microsoft Research.
- Professor Erik Klavins, University of Washington.
- Dr James Arpino, Imperial College London.
- Dr Jorge Goncalves, University of Cambridge.
- Dr Edward Hancock, University of Oxford.
Location of the Workshop
Worcester College is located within walking distance from Oxford's city centre. The workshop will take place in the Linbury Lecture theatre.
Directions to Oxford can be found here. It is within easy reach of Birmingham Airport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport and Southampton International Airport. Information on the best way to travel to Oxford can be found here. Car Parking within Oxford is extremely limited and expensive. If you are coming by car it is recommended that you use the Pear Tree or Water Eaton Park and Ride facilities.