Centre for Engineering Biology

Other Events

Conferences, workshops and training of interest to the community

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Workshop on Biological Filaments | 31 Jan - 1 Feb 2024

Registration: https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/institutes/livingsystems/events/biofilamentsworkshop2024/

Living Systems Institute. Exeter

This meeting will bring together biologists, physicists and mathematicians working on the broad theme of biological filaments (broadly defined!), which includes cilia, flagella, pili, archaella, and many more! We hope this will be a unique forum for some exciting cross-disciplinary engagement and discussions.

Please note that all participants should complete a meeting questionnaire (where you can simultaneously submit an abstract if you wish to present your work), and then proceed to the online store to make the payment of a small registration fee (£120 regular, and £60 for all students) to cover catering costs and a conference dinner on the first evening. 

IBioIC Annual Conference | 13 and 14 March 2024

Technology and Innovation Centre, George St, Glasgow

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre 10th Anniversay Conference

2 Days | 7 sessions | workshops | 30+ speakers | 1-1 Partnering | Exhibition | Extended Civic Reception

Information and Registration: https://www.ibioic.com/events/#annual-conference 

Engineering Biology Roadshow: Edinburgh | 19 March 2024

Murchison House Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings

Science Creates

Information and Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engineering-biology-roadshow-edinburgh-tickets-830347480667 

Morality Calculus | 30 Mar  - 26 May 2024

Morality Calculus is a bioart installation by artist Yuning Chen that recounts the endeavour of creating bread fermented with yeast-human cell hybrids in a synthetic biology lab in collaboration with biologist and centre member Dr Elise Cachat.

Running as part of Edinburgh Sciences festival and presented by Summerhall, ASCUS Art & Science and Design Informatics and The Centre for Engineering Biology, in partnership with Edinburgh Futures Institute.



Sat 30 Mar 2024   -  Sun 26 May 2024

Wed - Sun (11am - 5pm)

The Global Synthetic Biology Conference | 6-9 May 2024

San Jose Convention Center, California

Information and Registration:  https://www.synbiobeta.com/attend/synbiobeta-2024 

Physics of Biological Cells: from molecules to populations | 14-16 May

King’s Buildings campus of the University of Edinburgh

Information and registration: https://higgs.ph.ed.ac.uk/workshops/physics-of-biological-cells-from-molecules-to-populations/

Deadline for abstract and poster submission is 29 February 2024

Synthetic and Engineering Biology British-Swiss Summit | 22 – 23 May 2024

Bristol and London

Organised by the Bristol BioDesign Institute (University of Bristol), the Swiss Business Hub UK & Ireland, the BioIndustry Association and Lucideon.

Focus is on Climate & Environment and Therapeutics & Healthcare:

  • How to drive synthetic and engineering biology forward in these areas
  • The challenges faced
  • How we can influence policy development to ensure we are enabling the innovation required
  • Supporting technology transfer to build successful companies.


Event is for academics, SMEs, startups, Life Science and Pharmaceutical Companies, government, policymakers, and investors from across the UK and Switzerland, working in the area of synthetic and engineering biology. Registration fee is £50.

Start up spotlight: apply to pitch your company. Funding available to cover travel & accommodation.

Web: Synthetic and Engineering Biology British-Swiss Summit

 Summer school “Economic Principles in Cell Biology” | Paris, July 8-11

“Economic Principles in Cell Biology”, to be held on July 8-11, 2024, at the Learning Planet Institute in Paris.