01 September 2015
SYNBIOSYS summer school successfully completed
Last week an international team of PhD and Master students took part in the CPSC PhD summer school on "Synthetic Biology: From pro- to eukaryotic systems" (SYNBIOSYS). They spend the week engaged in assignments, presentations and cross-disciplinary dialogue. Guest lectures visited from Germany, the United Kingdom and USA to talk about different aspects of synthetic biology.
During the course the students were challenged to come up with novel synthetic approaches that could have potential commercial application. They, furthermore, worked on boosting their own projects by using the “Synthetic biology tool-box” compiled during the course.
The iGem team joined the course on Thursday afternoon to present and discuss their Space Moss project on how to apply synthetic biology to the challenges to space exploration and colonization of Mars.
See the full course description and program here.
The lecturers were:
- Prof. Andreas Weber, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf.
- Prof. Neil Hunter, University of Sheffield.
- Managing Director, CSO Jørgen Hansen, Evolva.
- Andrew Hitchcock, University of Sheffield.
- Jesús Fernández-Rodríguez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Associate Prof. Bjørn Hamberger, Section for Plant Biochemistry, UCPH.
- Prof. Poul Erik Jensen, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, UCPH.
- Associate Prof. Mathias Pribil, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, UCPH.
- Associate Prof. Stephan Wenkel, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, UCPH.
- Assistant Prof. Fernando Geu-Flores, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, UCPH.
- Assistant Prof. Sebastian Marquardt, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, UCPH.
The summer course was organized by Copenhagen Plant Science Centre at University of Copenhagen. Mathias Pribil, one of the Young Investigators at CPSC, was the course facilitator on this year’s course.
For more information contact centre coordinator of Copenhagen Plant Science Center, Lene Rasmussen