Thirty three members of the CHASSY project met for a very enjoyable and productive planning meeting in Sitges, Spain on the 3rd and 4th April, 2019.
The meeting focussed on how to build on our progress and scale up the results that we have. Our engaging scientific discussions focussed on moving our technologies to TRL 5, selecting and improving the most promising chassis strains, improving robustness and making best use of the synbio toolkits that we have developed.
A series of workshop sessions dealt with data management and open science, knowledge transfer and commercialisation, and public engagement. There was also lots of time for breakout conversations. A poster session gave our collaborative groups the opportunity to highlight their progress and to discuss their techniques and technologies in more detail.
It was an inspired decision to come to Spain for our @ChassyProject planning meeting. Great enthusiasm to drive the project forward to deliver great solutions for the @EU_H2020 bio based economy. pic.twitter.com/fY844A44uF
— John Morrissey (@jmorrisseycork) April 4, 2019
While Sitges provided a beautiful backdrop, the real highlight of the meeting was getting all of our researchers and PIs together again to define how our research will move forward. Even though we regularly meet online to discuss the project, there is no substitute for getting together to troubleshoot, share ideas, and combine the creativity and expertise of the entire group to set the direction for the final half of the project. We were delighted to also have our external expert advisor, Maria Remedios Foulquie-Moreno of KU Leuven in attendance to advise us and provide an additional viewpoint.
— Tyler Doughty (@RelentlessBio) April 5, 2019