Cambridge website for Synthetic Biology Resources

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Compiled by Jim Haseloff at the University of Cambridge.

This site contains details of recent papers and activity in Synthetic Biology, with particular emphasis on: (i) development of standards in biology and DNA parts, (ii) microbial and (iii) plant systems, (iv) hardware for scientific computing and instrumentation, (v) tools for scientific productivity and (vi) collected miscellany.

The site also contains details of Synthetic Biology research and teaching at the University of Cambridge, including the annual iGEM team run by Jim Ajioka, Jim Haseloff and Gos Micklem in Cambridge.

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SynBio calendar

  • 15 Nov

    Workshop for the exchange of ideas, experience, and knowledge about Marchantia polymorpha plant biology. The conference theme covers a wide spectrum of topics, ranging from genome research...

  • 26 Nov

    The 2nd CSH Asia Synthetic Biology meeting will be held at the Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center in Suzhou, China, located approximately 60 miles west of Shanghai. This conference...

  • 13 Jan

    ICBE brings together researchers who are using quantitative approaches to advance the understanding and application of molecular biology. These scientists, engineers, and professionals...

  • 18 Feb

    Technology is driving revolutionary changes in biology. Over the past decade, scientists and engineers have begun to define the path forward in the genomic era. Systems Biology has arisen...

  • 17 Mar

    Now that we know the sequences of many genomes, from a wide variety of organisms and even from individuals with unique characteristics, many researchers have turned to making intentional...

  • 09 Jun

    (Re-)constructing and Re-programming Life This conference will provide an in-depth discussion forum among practitioners of the various fields underlying Synthetic Biology. It aims to...

  • 09 Jul

    The BioBricks Foundation is pleased to announce The BioBricks Foundation Synthetic Biology 6.0 Conference (SB6.0), which will take place on July 9-11, 2013 at Imperial College, London,...

15 Nov - 01 Dec
13 Jan - 22 Feb
17 Mar - 15 Jun
09 Jul - 12 Jul

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Synbio news:
28 Aug 2012

Tinker-friendly developer gadget Raspberry Pi has received a jolt of Android, with a functional – though incomplete – port of Ice Cream Sandwich for the super-cheap computer. A work in progress for some time, according to the Raspberry Pi team, but kept quiet because the build isn’t quite what you’d find publicly available, the Android 4.0 port could well turn the $35 PC into your perfect TV companion.


Right now, the team has hardware-accelerated graphics and video up and running with the Raspberry Pi’s VideoCore IV GPU. Currently, AudioFlinger support is the only main thing absent, though that’s still being worked on.

The end result will be a tiny computer that can put all your favorite Android apps and streaming content onto a TV, via HDMI connection and with full internet access. We’ve already seen that the board can squash the iPhone 4S and Tegra 2 in graphics crunching, as well as being capable of 1080p HD video.

There’s no public release of the Android port so far, though since shipping of the Raspberry Pi itself is backlogged between 12 and 17 weeks depending on which country you’re ordering from, you’re in for a wait anyway. Meanwhile, alternatives like the Gooseberry continue to sneak out of the woodwork, with Android baked in from the outset.

(Via SlashGear.)

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