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Behind-the-scenes @ London DNA Foundry, Imperial West White City

Wednesday 22nd May 2019 @ 18:15


Richard Kitney, OBE FREng FRSE Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering, Co-Director

This event is open to members and their guests only.

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A core facility at Imperial College, which specialises in the design, assembly, verification and functional characterisation of synthetic DNA for academic and industrial clients.

Book for an exclusive visit to the New Centre of London DNA Foundry at Imperial West White City. 

Hosted by Professor Kitney, recognised as a leading research worker in the field of synthetic biology and, with Professor Paul Freemont, he has been responsible for developing the Imperial College Hub for Synthetic Biology which is now recognised as one of the leading international centres in the field.

There will be a welcome from Professor Kitney, followed by a tour of the facilities with presentations from the team there.

The event will end with conversation over drinks with the London DNA Foundry team.

Richard Kitney is Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering; Chairman of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology; and Co-Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation.

He was Founding Head of the Department of Bioengineering, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. He Chaired The Royal Academy of Engineering Inquiry into Synthetic Biology:

http://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/synthetic-biology-report

Kitney is a member of the Ministerial Leadership Council for Synthetic Biology and was one of the main authors of the UK Roadmap for Synthetic Biology

http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/RCUK-prod/assets/documents/publications/SyntheticBiologyRoadmap.pdf

 

Venue: Imperial West White City