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Center for Synthetic Biology Newsletter Nov 2012

Center for Synthetic Biology Newsletter November 2012



Nobel Prize for Synbio Advisor

Member of the external Scientific Advisory Board of Center for Synthetic Biology Professor Brian K. Kobilka of Stanford University has been honoured with the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for describing our cells' sensory gatekeepers. 

Read more here

Seminar tour: Seong Wook Yang to present 6 invited lectures in Singapore and Korea 

Between November 23rd and December 15th, Associate Professor Seong Wook Yang will present 6 invited lectures across Singapore and Korea, focussing on his research into the development of a new miRNA detection method.
Read more here


Upcoming Events

Cold Spring Harbor Asia
Synthetic Biology Conference,  
Suzhou, China
26th-30th November 2012 

UNIK Center for Synthetic Biology is co-organizing the Cold Spring Harbor Asia Synthetic Biology Conference and is looking forward to welcoming a number of the Center's invited speakers and to the opportunity to strengthen existing Danish-Chinese scientific relations.

Registration is still open
Read more here

Confirmed speakers:

Professor Birger Lindberg Møller
Associate Professor Björn Hamberger
Associate Professor Tom Vosch
Professor Dimitrios Stamou
Professor Ulrik Gether
Professor Henrik Vibe Scheller 
Professor Horst Vogel

12th December 2012: Cross-network conference 'Viden i Netværk', hosted by with lecture by Birger Lindberg Møller
20th December 2012: "Structure and Dynamics of the Beta2 Adrenergic Receptor". A lecture by Assistant Professor Søren G.F. Rasmussen


Synbio in the media

VIDEO: Vision of Synbio shared @TEDxCopenhagen


Click on the picture above to view the video

Visionary ideas with potential to move the world were shared when the highly acclaimed conference series TEDx took place in Copenhagen. Among the prominent line-up of speakers was Professor Birger Lindberg Møller spreading the vision of synthetic biology. All talks are now available online.

Read more here

Berlingske reports on Tom Vosch and Seong Wook Yang's invention of new DNA sensor 
Read the article here (in Danish)


Past events

25th-27th of October: MEETING: "NanoBrain: What is Science?" 
Read more about the meeting here
October 25th: Network for Young Synbio Investigators KickOff Event. 
Read more about the event here

25th October: SEMINAR: "Who is Responsible for the Social Responsibility?" A lecture by PhD fellow Cecilia Glerup 
Read more about the seminar here

13th October: LECTURE: Novel biosensors to be used for pharmacological investigation and diagnostics" by Karen Martinez 
Read more about the lecture here 

6th of October: iGEM team in collaboration with Synbio researchers participate in European Semi Final in Amsterdam
Read more about the competition here

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Sendt d. 02 November 2012