We focus on research into synthetic biology, and translating that research into products which benefit the UK society and economy.
Research does not occur in a social vacuum. We actively seek out and encourage dialogue between ourselves and other interested members of society.
We have close ties with researchers from:
- molecular biology
- computer science
- the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
We're involved in lots of public activities such as:
- hands-on computer sessions with high school students
- lectures and discussions with participants in the North East Centre for Lifelong Learning programme
- presentations to the public as part of the SynBioNT Synthetic Biology Network
We're involved in the Research Councils’ Synthetic Biology Dialogue. This is a structured series of workshops involving members of the general public, synthetic biologists and social scientists.
In 2012 we hosted Newcastle artist Sneha Solanki. This was part of a project which led to the Super-Natural exhibit in the AV12 Festival at the VANE Gallery.
If you would like to organise an event with us, or are simply looking for further information, please contact us.