I have been working on a four-part series of articles exploring how the convergence of modern synthetic biology, biological computing, traditional computing and neuroscience will transform the way we understand consciousness and learning. The first of these articles, coauthored with British Computing Society fellow Charles Ross, was just published in the BCS journal ITNOW. The third article will focus on synthetic biology and DNA computing in particular.
I’m presenting a journal club with SynBio Oxford at 7pm, Thursday 25th February, in the Level 2 seminar rooms of the Rex Richards Building. We’ll be exploring this paper (paywall) about using CRISPR-Cas9 for drug discovery. Come along for a discussion on this year’s hottest topic in science. Free drinks and nibbles!
Update: see the slides here.
PLoS SynBio blog ran a great review of the year 2015 in synthetic biology. Check it out: the Gene-editing Tsunami.