Inaugural Bristol BioDesign Institute Conference

10 May 2018, 9.00 AM - 10 May 2018, 5.00 PM

Lecture Theatre, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close Bristol BS8 1TS

We are excited to announce the Inaugural Bristol BioDesign Institute Conference at the University of Bristol

The Bristol BioDesign Institute (BBI) is one of the University of Bristol’s seven specialist research institutes and brings together BrisSynBio, the SynBio Centre for Doctoral Training, industry, policy makers, and public engagement programs.

The BBI will be officially launched this year by hosting our first annual conference, opened by University of Bristol Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Hugh Brady. 

Professor Katharina Landfester, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, will give the plenary presentation. Her research interests range from polymerization in miniemulsion, structure formation in nanoconfinements, characterization of physical properties in droplets, enzymatic reactions in heterophase, encapsulation of hydrophilic and hydrophobic components in nanocapsules, synthesis and characterization of functionalized nanoparticles/-capsules to uptake of nanoparticles in different cells and in vivo application.

In the evening we invite all delegates and members of the public to attend a lecture delivered by Professor Nadrian C. Seeman from the Department of Chemistry at New York University. Professor Seeman is renowned for inventing the field of DNA nanotechnology and recently received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry.

We are inviting early career researchers to make presentations in the area of biodesign. This might include researchers in the fields of synthetic biology, molecular biology, regenerative medicine, chemistry, life, physical and engineering. We also welcome applications from researchers to display and present posters throughout the day. There are 3 poster categories: overall winner £100, PDRA runner-up, £75 and PhD runner-up £50.

Abstract submission deadline: 6 April

Abstract submissions: Please complete the BBI abstract template (Office document, 319kB) and email to

We strongly encourage delegates to submit abstracts for consideration for oral or poster presentations, however if you only wish to be considered for a poster presentation you can make this clear on the abstract template. Posters should be A0 size and portrait orientation. 
We will inform delegates if they have been selected to make an oral presentation no later than Friday 13 April 2018. 
Registration deadline: 6 April
Registration fee: £20.00. This includes admission to the conference and public lecture.
Registration for non University staff: Online BBI Conference ticket shop 
Registration for University of Bristol staff (you will need a grant code to register): UoB delegate Conference ticket shop 
Registration to attend the BBI Public Lecture: Register here

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