Synthetic biology-enabled new generation diagnostics and therapeutics

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Monday 26th November 2018 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research / Series: GSTT Seminar Series
  • Admission: Free
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Speaker: Dr Baojun Wang (University of Edinburgh)

Dr Baojun Wang is Group Leader of the Synthetic Biological Circuit Engineering Lab at the University of Edinburgh. He is a Principal Investigator in the School of Biological Sciences and Edinburgh SynthSys Centre for Synthetic and Systems Biology. He received a PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London (2011) and was a Research Associate at Imperial College before joined the faculty of University of Edinburgh in 2013. His research interests include building novel customized genetic circuits for sensing, information processing and computing of multiple cellular and environmental signals with applications in diverse areas, for example, biosensing, biomanufacturing and biotherapies. His research has been funded by BBSRC (New Investigator Award), Gates Foundation (Grand Challenges Explorations Award) among others in addition to leading industry partners including Microsoft Research, Huawei Technologies and DSTL.