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Bio-based Isoprene Production through Cyanobacteria cellular chemical factory.

The development of sustainable chemical feedstock production is important for reduction of CO 2  emissions and replacement of fossil fuels as raw material. Harvesting solar energy via photosynthesis is one of the nature’s remarkable achievements that could also be a solution for the future global economy. For instance first generation of bioethanol production used photosynthetically...
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Discovery of the enzyme capable of mass produce biofuels.

Microalgae are a promising next-generation source of feedstocks for biofuel production with the potential to serve as a practical alternative to petroleum-based transportation fuels. Depending on the microalgal species, the oils produced vary from triacylglycerols to hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbon-based fuels are preferred over other biofuels, as they are highly compatible with existing petroleum...
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IB brings solutions to fashion industry to increase its sustainability.

Fashion is one of the least-sustainable industries. As part of an effort by Swedish multinational retail-clothing company to seek new circular approaches throughout the whole fashion value chain, the Global Change Awards (€1,000,000 grant) was launched. Initiated by H&M Conscious Foundation, the awards seek to change the way fashion is designed, produced, shipped, bought, used and...
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A novel cell factory for cost-effective production of ethanol from dairy waste

Biotechnology for Biofuels published a new bio-process that optimises the production of ethanol from dairy industry waste. This process has minimized the bio-process to one single step by re-engineering   Lactococcus lactis strain. In using a cell factory system strategy the researchers reduced the cost of the production of ethanol from whey permeate making this new bio-process...
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Versalis and Genomatica Produce Bio-Rubber With Bio-Butadiene From Sugars

Versalis (Eni), a European producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, and Genomatica, a leader in bioengineering solutions, have successfully advanced to pilot-scale production of bio-butadiene (bio-BDE) from fully renewable feedstock. Versalis used this bio-BDE to make bio-rubber, specifically, bio-polybutadiene (bio-BR). These accomplishments represent a remarkable milestone for the...
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Dstl showcases its work in the emerging technology area of synthetic biology

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ( Dstl ) is committing up to £18 million over the next 4 years exploring the potential impact of synthetic biology on the UK’s defence and security capabilities. The government has identified synthetic biology as a key high-growth emerging technology. Synthetic biology has been described as the design and engineering of biologically based...
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Registration now open for synbio scale-up and automation & robotics workshops, 24-25 Feb, Manchester

Registration is now open for two KTN, Innovate UK and Dstl organised workshops, being held at the Manchester Institue of Biotechnology on consecutive days.  Synthetic biology for more effective scale-up  - 24 Feb 2016, Manchester Automation and robotics for synthetic biology - 25 Feb 2016, Manchester You are welcome...
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Innovate UK competition: materials for demanding environments

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to explore improving the performance of materials in demanding, extreme and/or aggressive environments. This competition aims to demonstrate radical or novel improvements in  the performance of materials in demanding environments. We are seeking proposals that support early stage projects that...
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Book your place now - MBI short course on IB: Biocatalysts through SynBio, 18-20 Apr

This unique training module will introduce options for integrating biocatalysis into chemical manufacturing processes, and also explore successful examples of biocatalyst design, process operation and biorefining for sustainable manufacturing. The Modular Training for the Bioprocess Industries Programme (MBI®) is run by the Department of Biochemical Engineering at UCL. In this module...
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Are you interested in Synthetic Biology? SynBio SIG newsletter available now

The August edition of the "new look"  SynBio SIG newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. You can view the newsletter by  clicking here  or on the image below. Would you like to get the newsletter straight to your inbox on the day it is published? You can join the SynBio SIG here ...
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Exciting job opportunities at the new Synthetic Biology Research Centre, Nottingham

CALLING - Biologists – Chemists – Mathematicians – Computer & Social Scientists. Be part of one of the largest and most dynamic synthetic biology research teams in the UK. Based at the University of Nottingham, under the directorship of Professor Nigel Minton, the new Nottingham Synthetic Biology Research Centre (a BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre) has 10...
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Are you interested in exploring biobased collaboration opportunities with Norway?

Developing the biobased industry in Norway – lines to the future 19th June 2014, Oslo This year IB Network's Annual Seminar zooms in on the importance of International Cooperation, Public Private Partnerships, and (biorefinery) competence building for the development of Norway's biobased industry, as well as on synthetic biology as an enabling technology for the industry. ...
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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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PDRA position in metabolic engineering and synthetic biology at IBERS, Aberystwyth

The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) has recently advertised a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) position in the area of metabolic engineering and synthetic biology to support a major industrial biotechnology initiative. Full details can be found  here . The closing data for applications is 13 December 2013. For information and application forms...
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International team aim to build first synthetic yeast

There is an interesting article about the international effort to build the world’s first synthetic yeast on the BBC’s Science and Environment website. The first synthetic bacterial cell was created in 2010, and whilst this was a ground-breaking achievement, it should be noted that this was a cell without a nucleus. Building the synthetic yeast  Saccharomyces cerevisiae  will...
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