Summer School - Biology Meets Engineering & Computer Science, 17 -21 July 2017, UK

Publish Date: Mar 29, 2017

Deadline: Mar 31, 2017

4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School

Recent advances in DNA synthesis have increased our ability to build biological systems. Synthetic Biology aims at streamlining the design and synthesis of robust and predictable biological systems using engineering design principles. Designing biological systems requires a deep understanding of how genes and proteins are organized and interact in living cells: Systems Biology aims at elucidating the cellular organization at gene, protein and network level using computational and biochemical methods.

Organization by Cambridge Systems Biology Centre - University of Cambridge, UK.


The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


  • Computational Synthetic Biology
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Reading and Writing Genomes
  • Synthetic Genomes
  • Synthetic Circuits and Cells
  • Artificial Tissues and Organs
  • Genomically Recoded Organisms
  • Genome Design
  • Pathway Design
  • Biological Design Automation and Biological CAD
  • Computational Systems Biology
  • Genome Engineering
  • Cellular Systems Biology
  • Experimental Synthetic Biology
  • Computational Synthetic Biology
  • Stochastic Gene Regulation
  • Gene Signaling
  • Quantitative Molecular Biology
  • High-throughput Techniques
  • Biological Engineering
  • Industrial Synthetic and Systems Biology


Antonino Cattaneo, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy

Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research & Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, UK

Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK

Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK

Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA

Edda Klipp, Humboldt University, Germany

Natalio Krasnogor, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioexploitation, Newcastle University, UK

Markus Ralser, Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, University of Cambridge, UK & The Francis Crick Institute London, UK

Uwe Sauer, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Mike Stubbington, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge UK


Eriko Takano, Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK

Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute & EMBL, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK

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