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Synbio Newsletter May 2014




Synbio Newsletter May 2014



Maja Horst appointed to Danish Council for Research and Innovation


Synbio-PI Maja Horst was selected for membership by the Minister of Higher Education and Science, due to her research on social and ethical aspects of the natural sciences.


Read more about Maja's work at the Centre here

Synbio Phd SUMMER SCHOOL: Synthetic Biology in Photosynthetic Organisms

The course is hosted by Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) and is worth 3 ECTS points

When: 11-15 Aug 2014
Where: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre

Click here to read more and to apply

Synbio Phd Graduates - Where Are They Now? 

Discover where an education in synthetic biology can lead you by reading Kenneth Jensen's profile of life after a Phd

Read more here


What is Responsible Research?

New research from synbio collaborators, Maja Horst and Cecilie Glerup, reveals that scientists place great emphasis on behaving responsibly; they just disagree on what social responsibility in science entails. 

Responsibility is, in other words, a matter of perspective.

Read more here


In the Media 

INFORMATION: Finding the Path Through a Forest of Patents

DIYbio-Novozymes collaboration sparks new questions on open knowledge and patents.

Read the article (in Danish) here

VIDENSKAB.DK: Algea will be the Green Factories of the Future

An article about the Plant Power project PHOTO.COMM has been published in the online popular science magazine


With the article, the contributors hoped to nuance the generally negative view on GMO amongst the Danish public

Read the article (in Danish) here

KRISTELIGT DAGBLAD: She Points the Way to Future Research

National Newspaper, Kristeligt Dagblad, reports on Maja Horst's appointment to the Danish Council for Research and Innovation.

Read the article (in Danish) here



Researcher Profile in Focus

Kenneth Lindegaard Madsen

  • Associate Professor
  • Molecular Neuropharmacology Group
  • Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

View Kenneth's complete profile by clicking here


Upcoming Events

17 June 2014, 9:00

PhD defense by Nethaji J Gallage 

Elucidation of the vanillin biosynthetic pathway in the vanilla orchid» Read more

28 June - 3 July 2015

Gordon Research Conference on Synbio

The prestigious organization Gordon Research Conferences is hosting a conference on synthetic biology on June 28th-July 3rd 2015. It will take place in Newry, Maine, USA.» Read more


11 August - 15 August 2014

Synbio Phd SUMMER SCHOOL: Synthetic Biology in Photosynthetic Organisms

11-15. august 2014: Join fellow Phd students at this years' Synbio Summer School: "Synthetic Biology in Photosynthetic Organisms".» Read more


15 September - 19 September 2014

SUMMER SCHOOL: Societal Dimensions of Synbio

Masters, PhD students, and postdocs from all relevant disciplines are invited to participate in the summerschool "Analyzing the Societal Dimensions of Synthetic Biology", which is to take place 15th-19th September 2014. Deadline for applications: 10th March.» Read more

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