The workshop consisted in five talks by synthetic biology experts that addressed both experimental and in silico (computational) problems related to bio-design portability. The opening talk presented novel methods for characterising the interaction between genetic circuits and host cell (Gorochowski). The following talk focussed on reproducibility and comparability of measurements (Beal). The third experimental talk introduced new reporter systems for sensing stress in the cell, including the metabolic burden (Smith). In the computational domain, we started with a presentation of efficient algorithms for multi-objective metabolic engineering based on a game-theoretic approach (Jiang), and we concluded with a talk on heuristics for selecting scaffold sequences for in-cell DNA origami folding (Shirt-Ediss).
The workshop attracted about a dozen researchers from institutions in Denmark, South Korea, UK, and USA.