Synthetic Biology CDT Summer School 2017

The Syn Bio CDT summer school is run for all Syn Bio cohorts and external guests for three days during the break between the first and second short research project. The first of these summer schools took place in 2016 and was great success . This consisted of a variety of talks from external speakers, a poster session and all day workshop at a nearby school.

group photo

Please see below the timetable from this year.

Monday 19th June

09:30 – 09:50 Arrival at St Hugh’s College, St Margaret’s Rd, Oxford OX2 6LE
09:50 – 10:00 Welcome
10:00 – 10:45 Professor Jason Chin, MRC LMB
10:45 – 11:30 Professor Nicholas Turner, MIB, Manchester
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:30 Student speakers
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch provided and student poster session
14:00 – 14:45 Dr Baojun Wang, Edinburgh University
14:45 – 15:30 Adriana Botes, Director at Videra Services Ltd
15:30 – 16:30 Coffee and student poster session
16:30 – 17:15 Panel, “What is the future of synbio and where do I fit in?”
19:00 – late Black Tie Dinner

Tuesday 20th June

9:30 – 12:00 Outreach preparation
On Wednesday we will visit Larkmead School to help
students explore Synthetic Biology. CDT students will be split
into groups to go through the experiments we plan to run.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:00 Travel to bowling
Meet at City Centre, St Aldates (Stop G4), take bus 1 or 5
leaving 14:18, or 14:22 to Hollywood Bowl, Grenoble Road,
Oxford OX4 4XP
15:00 – 17:00 Social bowling
17:00 – 18:00 Travel to debate
18:00 – 19:30 Oxford Science Festival Debate:
“Should we synthesise human genomes?”
Oxford Town Hall, 6 St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BD

Wednesday 21st June

08:00 – 13:10 Outreach at Larkmead School
Detailed timing for each group will be provided on Tuesday.
10:00 Check out from St Hugh’s College Accommodation
Leave bags with St Hugh’s Lodge for the day.
18:00 – late Pub drinks at the Red Lion, 14 Gloucester St, Oxford OX1 2BN

Florence Downs being presented the award for the Best Poster at the 2017 Summer School
Florence Downs being presented the award for the Best Poster at the 2017 Summer School