Innogen · News · May 29, 2008

EGN is part of new synthetic biology network


Researchers at the Genomics Forum and Innogen are part of a new interdisciplinary network in synthetic biology.

Funded by four UK Research Councils (BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC and AHRC), this network will include natural scientists, engineers and social scientists from four UK universities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cambridge and Imperial College London. 

The focus for the network’s research and activities will be on standards and characterization in synthetic biology. EGN members involved in this network include Jane Calvert, Emma Frow, Graeme Laurie, Peter Robbins, Joyce Tait and Steve Yearley.

The Research Councils’ press release announcing the synthetic biology networks can be found on the BBSRC website. There is an accompanying article in the 29 May issue of Times Higher Education.

This network is funded for 3 years from June 2008. The first event will take place on 16 July 2008.

Any enquiries about the synthetic biology network and its activities should be directed to Emma Frow.