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NCP offering pre-screening service for SMEs applying to Horizon 2020 funding calls

Is your SME applying to any of the EU Horizon 2020 funding calls? Help is available from the UK's National Contact Point (NCP), which is  offering a pre-screening service and can give...

Catch up on the latest synthetic biology news, funding and events

The April edition of the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. ...

April edition of KTN's plant sector newsletter available now

The April 2015 edition of our Plant Sector Newsletter is now availble for those of you who are not on our email list. Click here to access all the latest news, events and funding...

PlantSci2015

UK PlantSci 2015 is the forth annual conference of the UK Plant Science Federation. This year it was held at Harper Adams; a location synonymous with agriculture, not only by location, but,...

Catch up on the latest food sector news, funding and events

We have just published the April edition of our  Food Sector New sletter , packed with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the food and drink sectors. ...

Study reveals microbial diversity in the stomachs of cattle

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. They analysed bacteria present in...

Most comprehensive study to date reveals evolutionary history of citrus

Citrus fruits -- delectable oranges, lemons, limes, kumquats and grapefruits -- are among the most important commercially cultivated fruit trees in the world, yet little is known of the origin...

Cotton genome sequence published

The results of two seperate cotton genome studies have recently been published in  Nature Biotechnology . Tianzhen Zhang, Yan Hu, Wenkai Jiang, Lei Fang, Xueying Guan, Jiedan...

Bioasphalt: from microalgae to “green roads”?

Microalgae offer a highly promising alternative to petroleum products without competing for resources used in the food industry. They have now been used for the first time to make — asphalt! ...

Communicating the Bioeconomy

The three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils - Industrial Biotechnology (IBLF), Agri-Tech (ATLF), and Synthetic Biology (SBLC) - have prepared a a series of infographics on ‘ ...

Food and drink sector trade mission to Thailand, 17-23 May 2015

UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber is offering an excellent opportunity for interested companies in the food and drink sector to join a trade mission to Thailand on 17-23 May 2015. Delegates will...

Algae from wastewater can solve two problems

In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value...

From farm to plate: Make food safe

New data on the harm caused by foodborne illnesses underscore the global threats posed by unsafe foods, and the need for coordinated, cross-border action across the entire food supply chain,...

Studies show that enriched broccoli reduces cholesterol

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and the  University of Reading have conducted two independent studies that have shown that i ncluding the  Beneforté ...

Sign up for distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ( Pasture ATP ) offers postgraduate training through workshops and distance learning. They have five distance...

Institute of Physics Innovation Awards 2015

The Institute of Physics (IOP)’s Innovation Awards 2015 are now open for entries. If your company has successfully addressed a commercial or business need using a physics-based innovation, it...

Are you interested in bio-sensing technologies?

4th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology, 10-13 May  2015, Lisbon, Portugal Bio-sensing technologies are of increasing importance in healthcare, agri-food,...

Agri Innovation Den now open for entries as part of new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry

Do you have a technology based concept or idea that could change the face of UK farming? Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for...

UK Algae Mission to the USA helps build transatlantic relationships

Brenda Parker, of University College London, and co-founder of Phytofutures (a spin out company developing algal bioremediation), has posted an interesting article on synbiobeta.com about the...

Funded training on Anaerobic Digestion for Yorkshire SMEs

The Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and BioVale Skills team are holding a  one-day training course on Wednesday 29th April to introduce Yorkshire SMEs to Anaerobic Digestion (AD). ...
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