The line between silicon and cells is becoming blurred. In the future, your computer could be alive. My short article on parallel biological computing will be published in the winter 2016 issue of ITNOW, the journal of the British Computing Society.
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What is gene editing?
I do gene editing. What is it and how does it work? Check out this great summary video, courtesy of Kurzgesagt.
ITNOW article: the Rise of DNA Computing
My short article on the convergence between biology and computing will be published in the autumn 2016 issue of ITNOW, the journal of the British Computing Society.
BBC Radio Oxford – Science Festival
Catch me and Robbie Oppenheimer bright and early on BBC Radio Oxford at 7:10AM this Sunday, 26th June. We’ll be talking about the Oxford Science Festival which starts this week, and particularly about a public debate on Wednesday 29th June: “Is the genetic modification of humans ethically justified?” Buy tickets for the debate here.
UPDATE! Listen to the interview:
MAXFACS – flow cytometry analysis
MAXFACS is a simple open-source tool for analysing flow cytometry data.
Real Time Club event: Engineering Biology and the Rise of Biological Computing
I’m speaking after dinner at the Real Time Club in London on 24th May 2016. Come along for a fascinating discussion. Tickets are available here (including discounted student tickets)!
Synthetic biology and the human brain
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.
SynBio Oxford Journal Club 25th February 2016
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 feature
PLoS SynBio blog ran a great review of the year 2015 in synthetic biology. Check it out: the Gene-editing Tsunami.