SSBSS 2017

4th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School


Biology meets Engineering & Computer Science


July 17-21, 2017 Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK

Summary

SSBSS 2017 DEADLINES:

  • Application: March 31, 2017
  • Notification Acceptance: April 10, 2017
  • Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 10, 2017

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.

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at theRobinson 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.

Facebook: SSBSS. Email: ssbss.school@gmail.com

Topics

  • 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

News:

  • More news will be available soon

Cambridge - King's College

Lecturers

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

Courses

    Courses will be announced soon
  • Antonino Cattaneo, Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Jasmin Fisher, Microsoft Research & Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, UK
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK
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    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Jay Keasling, University of California, Berkeley, USA Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA Joint BioEnergy Institute, USA
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Edda Klipp, Humboldt University, Germany
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Natalio Krasnogor, Centre for Synthetic Biology and Bioexploitation, Newcastle University, UK
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Markus Ralser, Cambridge Systems Biology Centre, University of Cambridge, UK & The Francis Crick Institute London, UK
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

  • Uwe Sauer, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
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  • Sarah Teichmann, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute & EMBL, European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • Lecture 1: "TBA"
    Lecture 2: "TBA"

Industrial Panel

  • TBA

Workshop

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School Directors

  • Massimo Gulisano, University of Catania, Italy
  • Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Steve G. Oliver, University of Cambridge, UK


  • Organizing Committee

  • Piero Conca, CNR, Italy
  • Andrea Patane', University of Oxford, UK
  • Andrea Santoro, Queen Mary University London, UK

Scientific Committee

  • Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
  • Yaakov (Kobi) Benenson, Synthetic Biology Group@Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich, Basel, Switzerland
  • Leonidas Bleris, Bioengineering Department, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Jole Costanza, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Domitilla Del Vecchio, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA
  • Diego Di Bernardo, Telethon Institute of Genetics & Medicine TIGEM & University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy
  • Barbara Di Camillo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Barbara Di Ventura, Synthetic Biology Group - BioQuant/DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Simone Furini, University of Siena, Italy
  • Emanuele Domenico Giordano, University of Bologna, Italy
  • J. Gootenberg, Feng Zhang and Aviv Regev Groups, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, USA
  • Massimo Gulisano, University of Catania, Italy
  • Mario Guarracino, ICAR-CNR, Italy
  • Markus Herrgard, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Paolo Magni, University of Pavia, Italy
  • Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, Italy
  • Giancarlo Mauri, University of Milano Bicocca and SYSBIO - Center of Systems Biology, Italy
  • Giuseppe Narzisi, New York Genome Center, USA
  • Wieslaw Nowak, Nicholas Copernicus University, Poland
  • Danilo Porro, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
  • Francesco Ricci, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Gianna Maria Toffolo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Renato Umeton, Harvard University, USA
  • Luca Zammataro, Yale University, USA

Deadlines

  • Application: March 31, 2017
  • Notification Acceptance: April 10, 2017
  • Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2017
  • Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 10, 2017
  • Early Registration: April 30, 2017
  • Late Registration: May 1 - July 21, 2017

Cambridge - Corpus Christi College

Application Form

The school will be open up to 100 qualified, motivated and selected students. Undergraduate and graduate students, post-docs, research fellows, academics and industrial professionals are encouraged to apply.

School fees will be 550 GBP for undergraduate and graduate students, 650 GBP for post-docs and research fellows and 750 GBP for all other participants (the late registration fees are the following: 600 GBP for undergraduate and graduate students, 700 GBP for post-docs and research fellows and 800 GBP for all other participants ). Fees will cover lectures, course materials, social activities, and Wi-Fi Internet Connection.

The School will involve a total of 32 hours of lectures, the final achievement will be equivalent to 1 ECTS points (ECTS grading scale) for the PhD students attending the summer school; during the summer school the students will tackle homeworks/projects.

Applications should be received before March 31, 2017. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by April 10, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: cancellations received no later than May 31, 2017 will receive a full refund less 50 GBP in processing charges. After May 31, 2017 no refunds will be given.

VISA

You need a valid passport to enter Italy. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. A visa is not required for citizens of EU, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, and several other countries: please, check your visa requirements here. Visitors who need a visa should apply for a standard Schengen visa.

Call for Posters & Talks

The International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School is especially aimed to provide a stimulating environment for young researchers, Post-Doc and Ph.D. Students. They will have the possibility to present the results of their research activities on the topic of the summer school, and to interact with their scientific peers, in a friendly and constructive way. Applicants may submit an abstract to present their results. The abstract should be submitted before 31 March. Suitable space will be reserved to the applicants for showing their posters. The poster must be written in English. For your poster, a board will be provided which measures 90cm tall by 70cm wide. You need to print and bring with you the poster to the school. Push tacks or velcro adhesive will be provided at the conference to mount your poster to the board.

Poster & Talk Submission

Applicant may submit a research abstract for presentation using the Application Form. School directors and the Scientific Committee will review the abstracts and will recommend for poster or short-oral presentation. Abstract should be submitted by March 31, 2017. The abstracts will be published on the electronic hands-out material of the summer school.

Presentation Awards

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Cambridge - Bridge of sighs

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:

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Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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SSBSS welcomes Sponsors, for more information send an email to: ssbss.school@gmail.com

Venue and Accommodation

School Venue

Venue at the Robinson College - University of Cambridge, UK
Opened as a purpose-built conference centre in support of the academic vocation, Robinson College has been excelling as a conference venue for over 30 years by exceeding expectations.

Robinson College Contact & Directions

Accommodation

Accommodation at the Robinson College - University of Cambridge, UK
Robinson College has a mix of single ensuite rooms and rooms with shared bathrooms or bedsits and a number of self-contained flats. Most flats are used by Resident Fellows of the College but 2 or 3 are available for senior academic visitors.

The Accommodation Officer - please contact the Accommodation Officer (accommodation@robinson.cam.ac.uk) or telephone +44 01223 (3)39115

Cambridge - Christ's College

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