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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

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.

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

The timetable for the evening is as follows:

18.15 – Friends arrival to the I-HUB reception – see the Translation and Innovation Hub/Visitor Access map here.

This is on the White City Campus, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 0BZ.

The nearest underground stations are White City (Central Line) or Wood Lane (Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line).

The nearest bus stop is Cavell House on routes 220, 72 and 272.

18.30 – Welcome and presentation from Professor Richard Kitney, OBE FREng FRSE

19.00 – Q & A's

19.15 – Guests split into groups and, on rotation, have lab tours then drinks, nibbles and conversation with the team

20:30 – Event ends

Your Friends host for the evening will be our Chair, Rod Rhys Jones. Should you need to contact him on the day, you can call Rod on 07768 680006.

 

Venue: Imperial West White City