The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) and recent developments in tools and repositories

Anil Wipat

Newcastle University

<h4>Anil Wipat</h4> 
<p><em> Newcastle University </em></p>

Standardisation is a fundamental and defining aspect of synthetic biology. The use of standards is required at all stages of the synthetic biology lifecycle in order to promote interoperability, enable abstraction, facilitate reusable and modular design, and underpin automation. In this talk I will describe the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL), a proposed standard for exchanging information about designs of engineered biological systems, that has been developed by members of the synthetic biology community. I will give an overview of the development of SBOL since its inception in 2008, discuss the current version of the standard (SBOL v2.0), outline recent developments and highlight proposed new directions and opportunities. SBOL has stimulated the development of a wide variety of tools and repositories that support the SBOL standard and I will also briefly review a cross section of these tools. In particular I will focus on tools for storing, sharing and developing designs in synthetic biology that have recently developed by the ICOS group, and collaborators, in the School of Computing Science at Newcastle University.  

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Meadow Room
Wellcome Genome Campus Hinxton Cambridge CB10 1SD United Kingdom

The Meadow room in EMBL-EBI's South Building is located one floor up from Reception, above the Ickleton room. It is equipped with VC facilities, and seats 24 people comfortably.


Type: Ad hoc talk

When: Monday 22 May 2017; 10:30am

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