Online SynBio materials: Eriko Takano lecture for iBiology SynBio online course. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)/iBiology synthetic biology course is a series of talks about synthetic biology. It covers general principles, technical challenges, current research, and ethical issues in synthetic biology research. This course is based on the EMBO Synthetic Biology in Action Course, which was held at the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany over two weeks in June 2015. In addition to the faculty lectures, there are five videos created by the graduate student and post-doc course participants where they describe and demonstrate the lab portion of the course. “A very informative SynBio resource!” – Weblink
Online Course in Industrial Biotechnology: In collaboration with the University’s online and distance learning team, the MIB and SYNBIOCHEM is currently in the process of designing and delivering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Industrial Biotechnology. This endeavour, funded by the Research Beacons initiative, aims to raise awareness of the principals and advances in biotechnology by providing open education to students around the world. Previous MOOCs conceived by the University of Manchester have attracted up to 20,000 students from 150 different countries and it is hoped that this latest addition will be just as successful. The course features contributions from 20 MIB based academics and as well as national and international collaborators from industry and other universities. More info coming soon….
New – Online MOOC Managing Responsibly: Practicing Sustainability, Responsibility and Ethics: This free online course will facilitate your learning process to engage in changing practices to make them more sustainable, responsible and ethically informed. The course has been put together by Sally Randles and Frank Boons of the Alliance Manchester Business School and Oliver Laasch from Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (University of Manchester). More information can be found at: Weblink
Post Graduate Training: The Centre Co-Investigators currently work with approx. 100 PhD students (25 new students in 2016) on SynBio related projects who have access to the SYNBIOCHEM platforms and experimental expertise. PhD places for Sept 2017 are now available – please see our opportunities page.
International iGEM teams: iGEM, or the international Genetically Engineered Machine, is a student synthetic biology competition which aims to bring together young scientists from around the world, addressing global challenges through the engineering of biological parts. Manchester has entered teams for the past 4 years – Read more.
Outreach and engagement: The Centre is committed to engaging with a very wide audience – Read more.