Synthetic Biology CDT Summer School

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 Schools are student driven and have consisted of a variety of talks from external speakers, a poster session and an outreach exercise. They have taken place at a variety of colleges at Oxford. There have now been 3 SynBio Summer Schools and all have received wonderful feedback.

Please see below the timetables for the 2018 and 2017 Summer Schools

SynBio CDT Summer School 2018


Monday 25 June
9:30 - 10:00 : Registration / Tea / Coffee
10:00 - 10:45 : Dr. Greg Bokinsky - TU Delft
10:45 - 11:30 : Dr. Jerome Bonnet - Centre de Biochimie Structurale, Montpellier
11:30 - 12:00 : Break
12:00 - 12:45 : Dr. Filippa Lentzos - King’s College London
13:00 - 14:00 : Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 : Dr. John Collins - Commercial Director SynBiCite
14:45 - 15:30 : Dr. Sam Olof - CTO OxSyBio
15:30 - 16:30 : Poster session / Tea / Coffee
16:30 - 17:30 : SynBio CDT 4th year talks
19:00 : Dinner


Tuesday 26 June
9:00 - 10:30 : SynBio CDT 4th year talks
10:30 - 11:00 : Tea / Coffee
11:00 - 12:00 : Digital outreach session - Kirsty Heber-Smith, University of Oxford
12:00 - 12:30 : Open Day Briefing
13:00 - 14:00 : Lunch
14:30 - 16:00 : Junkyard Golf
16:30 - 17:00 : Tea / Coffee (St. Catherine’s College)
19:00 : Dinner at Pierre Victoire


Wednesday 27 June
EITHER:
9:30 - 12:30 : Science writing for the general public Workshop - Stephen Harris, The Conversation
OR:
9:30 - 12:30 : Department of Engineering Open Days

Synthetic Biology 2017 Summer 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