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Funding from IBioIC: Process Scale-up Demonstrator

Following a £2.7m investment from the Scottish Funding Council for the creation of two open access facilities, IBioIC are currently inviting applications for industry-led projects that require the use of the IBioIC Equipment Centres’ resource to accelerate the development and commercialisation of industrial biotechnology.  They invite applications from projects with a total...
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Recording and slides now available from opportunities for IB & SynBio webinar

Did you miss our recent webinar on opportunities for industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology in the new Innovate UK Delivery Plan? Not to worry, because the recording and slides from the webinar are now available.   160520 WEBINAR Opportunities for Industrial Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology in the new Innovate UK delivery plan from ...
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Opportunities for IB & SynBio in the new Innovate UK funding competitions

Innovate UK has recently published its new Delivery Plan, outlining the main ways in which it will invest around £561M in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year 2016 to 2017, including: two broad Health and Life Sciences competitions two broad Manufacturing and Materials competitions two ‘open’ funding competitions or...
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UK Strategic Plan for Synthetic Biology 2016 released

Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP will today (24th February 2016) visit SynbiCITE at Imperial College London, the UK innovation and knowledge centre for synthetic biology, to announce the release of the UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 — Biodesign for the Bioeconomy. This strategic plan, published by the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC), aims to...
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IBioIC to launch two new funding calls

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC) will be launching two new funding calls in the next few weeks which have been created to promote the use of their new open access facilities, and to promote the rich academic talent which exists in synthetic biology in Scotland. IBioIC Process Scale-up Demonstrator -  A call for projects to use the IBioIC...
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Call for papers now open for IET and SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and SynbiCITE invite you to submit abstracts for  The Engineering Biology Conference 2016. Call for Abstracts deadline: 21 June 2016 Th   The Engineering Biology Conference 2016 will take place on  13-15 December 2016 at  IET London: Savoy Place.              ...
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Could your company benefit from engineering biology?

Could your company contribute to or benefit from engineering biology? Would you like to learn more about this emerging technology?  SynBioCITE and IET are hosting an 'Engineering Biology' workshop on 5th April in central London to showcase the UK's strengths in synthetic biology and show how companies are benefitting from the latest innovative R&D. The...
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ERA-IB’s 7th Call now open for applications

ERA-IB-2 has announced that the seventh transnational joint call for multilateral research projects using Industrial Biotechnology is now open for applications. This call will be organised in collaboration with ERASynBio and ERA-MBT. For our UK members, please note UK Research Councils and Innovate are not supporting ERA-NETS this year. By combining forces of the three ERA-NETs,...
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Free registration code for SynBioBeta Activate Event, 27 July, Cambridge

The SynBio SIG has been asked to share a discount code for the SynBioBeta Activate Event " Reprogramming Life With Synthetic Biology " on Monday 27th July (5pm - 9:30pm) in Cambridge. For free registration please use the code CH845. About the event Are synthetic biology approaches to biotechnology as transformative as the semiconductor was to computing? We track the...
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Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology publishes note on regulation of synthetic biology

The Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology (POST) has published a "note"  examining the potential benefits and challenges of synthetic biology. The overview section of the Regulation of Syntetic Biology POSTnote states: Synthetic biology products are starting to be marketed as high value chemicals, food additives and therapeutics. A wide range of other applications...
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Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and their colleagues have published a paper outlining new synthetic biology methods to manipulate a type of microalgae called diatoms. The researchers, including PhD students Rachel Diner and Jeff McQuiad and their advisor Andrew Allen from Scripps, conclude that these new and...
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Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation

Solazyme, Inc ., has won a 2014   Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Greener Synthetic Pathways for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation. According to the summary on the awards website: "Solazyme’s technology combines the innate oil-producing machinery of algae with genetic engineering to express the unparalleled diversity of oil production...
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Ecover trials synthetically modified algal oils as alternative to palm oils

Ecover has announced its intention trial algal oils derived from synthetically modified organisms in its products.   In a statement on their website they say “The term synthetic biology covers a wide spectrum, and we realise that more extreme uses of this technology exist.  Our focus however, is specifically on technology which embraces the natural functions of organisms and...
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Employment Opportunity: Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology

The University of Kent is seeking an Eastern ARC (EARC) Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology (SB). Closing date for applications: 6th March 2014 Kent’s EARC SB Fellow will be appointed from 1 August 2014 at Grade 7 (£32,590 to £36,661), initially for a period of five years during which time s/he will be supported to gain his/her own external funding. If successful, the...
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SGI and ExxonMobil to collaborate to develop algae biofuels

Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) has announced a new co-funded research agreement with ExxonMobil to develop algae biofuels. The new agreement is a basic science research program that focuses on developing algal strains with significantly improved production characteristics by employing synthetic genomic science and technology. In June 2009, SGI and ExxonMobil announced a research and...
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Synthetic Biology - a solution to algal bioenergy?

We know that there are still many challenges to large scale production of algae for bioenergy. We also predict that many of the companies hoping to achieve this might utilise non-energy uses first to generate revenue or move to a biorefinery model. We also expect experience of algae cultivation to be built up through its use in waste water cleanup. However, could synthetic biology be the...
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Webinar on funding opportunities for Industrial Biotech & SynBio

This KTN webinar provided an update on the upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology, with particular focus on the remit of each competition and where applications are likely to fit best. 

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