In the first round of calls for ERC Advanced Grants under the 'excellent science' pillar of Horizon 2020, 190 scientists have been chosen to receive funding from the European Research Council. One of those prestigious grants will be awarded to SynSignal PI Luis Serrano (CRG) for his project titled “MYCOCHASSIS - Engineering of a minimal bacterial therapeutic chassis”. By combining bioinformatics,...
From June 21st to 23rd, EMBL in Heidelberg held a symposium titled “Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology Meeting”. It aimed at providing a platform for interdisciplinary discussions on novel enabling technologies for synthetic biology in eukaryotic cells and facilitating exchange of ideas and new multi-disciplinary collaborations. Editors from the Journal Molecular Systems...
After a public consultation process regarding risk assessment methodologies and safety aspects of Synthetic Biology, the European Commission’s Scientific Committees issued their final opinion in May 2015. It concerns implications of Synthetic Biology on human and animal health and the environment and corresponding risk assessment practices. Find the whole document here and an outline on the EC’s...
On April 10th and 11th 2015, the SynSignal consortium came together for the second time to discuss the project’s scientific progress and future collaboration. The conference was hosted by Luis Serrano and his team from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain. CRG is located right next to the sea within Barcelona Biomedical Research Park – a perfect spot for discussing...
Report from the IP Expert Meeting at the Danish Agency for Science, Technology & Innovation published in Biotechnology Journal in February 2015
On August 5, 2014, Horst Vogel (EPFL) has been invited to explain in the science-emission of “Radio Télévision Suisse” the recent breakthrough his group reached at the EPFL elucidating the structure of a neuro-receptor which plays a central role in synaptic signaling.