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Center for Synthetic Biology Newsletter June 2014


Synbio Newsletter June 2014


Groundbreaking insights in the hormone system pave the way for better medical care

Scientists from University of Copenhagen have developed a groundbreaking new method that gives the first insights into the mechanism controlling vital hormones such as cholesterol hormones and steroid levels in our body. 

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SUMMER SCHOOL: Introduction to Synthetic Biology in plant systems

14th - 20th September 2014, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK

The OpenPlant consortia and Synthetic Biology ERA-NET  are looking for PhD students and early career postdoctoral researchers to attend an advanced summer school on synthetic biology in complex systems. 


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NYSI EVENT: Lunchtime Synthetic Biology Career Discussion with Experimental Biology Career Advisor Sarah Blackford

Tuesday 24th of June - 12:00 - 13:00
LIFE Gardens, Bülowsvej, Frederiksberg 1871

Sign up here - Max. 20 places!


In the Media

Patenter kan også skabe videndeling

(Eng: Patents can also create knowledge sharing)


Phd fellow studying IPR and Open Innovation in Synthetic Biology, Jakob Wested, questions whether we should be discussing patents in terms of good or bad, but rather how patents can be used in an open-source society.


Read more about the history of patents their knowledge sharing potential here 

Sindrig hormonmekanisme virker som en dirigent

(Eng: Ingenious hormone mechanism acts as a conductor)


National newspaper, Politiken, has reported on Nikos Hatzakis' group's groundbreaking research which gives the first insights into the mechanism controlling vital hormones such as colesterol and steroid levels in our body

Unfortunately the article is not available in digital format 

Researcher Profile in Focus

Read more about Agnieszka's research on the photosynthetic production of bioactive molecules in plants here  


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Sendt d. 03 June 2014