Cambridge website for Synthetic Biology resources

Compiled by Jim Haseloff at the University of Cambridge. SpannerPlantLogo140This 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) research and teaching in the field at the University of Cambridge, (v) hardware for scientific computing and instrumentation, (vi) tools for scientific productivity and collected miscellany.

Similar to the Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi and OpenLabTools initiatives, we promote the use of low cost and open source tools - in our case for use in biological engineering.

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Psychedelic Petri dishes turn lab work into a freakout session




Psychedelic Petri dishes turn lab work into a freakout session Can you guess the subject of this photograph? It's a bloodshot alien eyeball! Just kidding, although all that red totally resembles vasculature don't you think?

Don't worry, the real answer is just as awesome: believe it or not, this is actually a Petri dish, created by artist Klari Reis.

Reis uses individually-crafted dishes like the one up top (although each one is incredibly unique-looking), and combines them into much bigger installation pieces like the one you see below. This particular collection of dishes is described on her website - definitely check out her blog


Colored life forms dance across the wall in this installation project comprised of groups of 150, 60, or 30 hand painte"


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Research news at Cambridge University

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Online resources, including bibliography, weblinks and posters, for work with the simple plant system, Marchantia polymorpha.

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OpenLabTools: open technology in Cambridge


The OpenLabTools Project is a new initiative for the development of low cost and open access scientific tools at the University of Cambridge. With support from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, student projects include data acquisition, sensing, actuating, processing and 3D manufacturing, see the website.

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PhD Studentships in Cambridge

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