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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...

Chance finding could transform plant production and increase carbon capture on farmland

An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. By tweaking a plant’s genetic...

Meet a Special Advisor at the International Festival for Business 2016

International Festival of Business 2016 is providing you with an opportunity to ‘ Meet the Specialist Advisor ’, by booking a free one to one appointment with industry experts from a host...

Opportunity for Scottish Life Sciences companies to have professional photos taken for free

For the past 12 years Lewis Houghton, the official photographer for the life sciences dinner, has been contributing to the Science Photo library ( http://www.sciencephoto.com ).  He is...

Learn how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical...

IBioIC to officially open Flexible Downstream Bioprocessing Centre

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will officially open its  Flexible Downstream Bioprocessing Centre  (FlexBio), located at Heriot Watt University,  on...

Opportunity to join the Biochemical Society's Training Theme Panel

The Biochemical Society are currently recruiting for members to join their new Training Theme Panel and are particularly keen to encourage applications from those working in industry. The...

Discount code for KTN members at UK Trade & Export Finance Conference 2016

Returning for its fourth year, the  UK Trade & Export Finance Conference  moves to its new base of Liverpool on 15th June 2016 , incorporating the UK Export Excellence Awards...

Catch up on the latest algal bioenergy news, funding and events

The May 2016 edition of KTN's  Algal Bioenergy newsletter   has just been published and is filled with all the latest news, events and funding programmes of relevance to...

Watch the new CBMNet video

The Crossing Biological Membranes Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy ( CBMNet ) has produced a short video which explains how they work and what they can do to help you. ...

Seeking: End-users of lutein or zeaxanthin

Do you formulate products containing lutein or zeaxanthin? Two new microalgae biorefineries are on course to be developed in the UK to produce lutein and zeaxanthin in the first instance:...

Check out the programme of events at the Wales Festival of Innovation

The Wales Festival of Innovation is taking place across Wales from 20th June to 1st July 2016. It will provide innovators with the opportunity to network with industry experts, showcase...

Future of British Manufacturing Initiative - Britain’s response to Industry 4.0

The  Future of British Manufacturing Initiative is a  a hands on approach to generate sustainable, profitable growth for British design and  manufacturing SME’s through...

Scientists decode genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill

Microbiologists at The University of Texas at Austin and their colleagues have cracked the genetic code of how bacteria broke down oil to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The...

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...

Register now for a Venturefest Scotland Feeder Event

Venturefest Scotland   returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors. Building on...

Innovate UK launches new £15M funding competition: Manufacturing and materials

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials . These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. They will...

Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products

The MediWales Natural Compounds Special Interest Group Launch Event  ' Farmer to Pharma - the Commercialisation of Natural Products '  was held on the 27th April in Cardiff, ...

Invitation to submit an abstract to the Plant Based Summit 2017

The call for absracts for the Plant Based Summit 2017 , taking place in Lille, France on 25-26 April 2017, in now open, with a deadline of 1st June 2016. The focus of the PBS 2017...

Mexico is the ideal country to grow microalgae for biodiesel

A study conducted by experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Newcastle, concluded that Mexico is ideal for developing the growth of certain species...
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