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Methanotrophs: bacteria that could protect our environment

New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent...

New centre opens in Japan to grow microalgae for biofuel

Denso Corp., will open a microalgae cultivation and testing center in April 2016 in western Japan. Denso is a major supplier to Toyota Motor Corp.'s and is better known for its fuel injectors,...

Find out about funding for analytical technologies for biopharmaceutical processes

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4M in collaborative R&D projects to address the UK biopharmaceutical industry’s need for improved analytical technologies to support the development of...

Microalgae for Aviation Biofuels, 24 November 2015 at Birmingham Airport

The Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (ABSIG) is organising a free one-day workshop on Algae as a Tool in Ecosystem Services: Microalgae to Aviation Biofuels on 24th November...

Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results, 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels.

The ProBIO Project is holding a conference on "Making more of Bioeconomy R&D Results" on 6-7 October 2015 in Brussels. The conference is divided per topic, so you can choose the day...

Project partners sought for SPIRE proposal on sytematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in process industries

A project proposal for the SPIRE-1-2016 (Sustainable Process Industries through Resource & Energy Efficiency) “Systematic approaches for resource efficient water management systems in...

New €106 million released by Bio-based Industries JU to research innovative ways of using renewable resources

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. Deadline...

Algae nutrient recycling is a triple win

Nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have recently shown they can recycle about...

BusinessGreen Technology Awards: celebrating innovative clean technologies

BusinessGreen has announced the launch of the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Awards to celebrate the UK's most exciting and innovative clean technologies. Entries should...

Next Generation Expression Systems: Matching the needs of tomorrow's products. 1st October, Manchester

The Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP) and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting a joint meeting on 1st October 2015 at Manchester Institute of...

TerraVerdae achieves commercial pilot-scale production for PHA-based biomaterials

TerraVerdae BioWorks, an industrial biotechnology company developing advanced bioplastics and environmentally sustainable biomaterials, has announced that it has successfully achieved key...

BBI Call 2015 part 2 released: €106m for research, innovation and demonstrations

The BBI Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015 call now focused on research and innovation actions, including demonstration actions. ...

£6.5M for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5M programme funded under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. This programme aims to address the need for a greater understanding of...

CRACK IT 2015: Up to £2m funding for the the replacement, refinement and reduction of animals in research

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base through the...

Complete Biosynthesis of Opioids in Yeast

Stanford scientists have expressed a collection of 21 genes including those of yeast, plants, bacteria and rodent in yeast to produce thebaine, an opiate closely related to morphine normally...

Company seeking exo-polysaccharide producing microalgae

A UK SME is seeking an exo-polysaccharide producing microalgae strain for biosurfactant applications. The arrangement can be a supply or collaborative project and can be an academic or...

New Industrial Biotechnological applications to use common Knowledge: Rubber tires & Mosquito repellents

This week there are two stories to highlight that shed light on new application of industrial biotechnology.  Also enlighten how industrial biotechnology paves the way to the 21 st century...

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...

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...

Arcis Biotechnology obtains amplifiable DNA from samples in just 3 minutes

Arcis Biotechnology group has developed PCRdirect ® , a fast, simple two- step protocol for multi compliant DNA amplification. Multiple sample types can be simply and rapidly processed without...
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Genome-editing position statement supports continued use of CRISPR-Cas9

A group of leading UK research organisations has issued an initial joint statement in support...

Innovate UK Funding Competition: Advancing Analytical Technologies For Biopharmaceutical Processes

Innovate UK will invest up to £4m, in collaborative R&D projects, to address the UK...

Producing Ethylene from Algae

Currently made most often from petroleum and natural gas, ethylene is used in the manufacture...

Carbon Nanofibres Made From CO2 in the Air

Scientists in the US have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make...

Everyday Chemistry: How Chemistry Plays an Integral Role in Many Sectors

David Cole-Hamilton, President of the European Association for Chemical and Molecular...

New possibilities for 3D bioprinting with silk-based printer ink

The use of 3D printing for tissue engineering has so far been hampered by a bioprinting...

Which universities are the most innovative?

Ellie Bothwell introduces our four ‘innovation indicators’ and reveals the strongest...

Work Starts at Airbus on the Largest Carbon Fibre Wings in Civil Aviation

Airbus has announced that assembly has begun in Broughton, North Wales on the wings for the...

Researchers Use Biotechnology to Recycle Carbon Fibre

Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany are studying a new way of recycling carbon...

Anti-Forensics

An article on Forensic Focus has raised the topic of anti-forensics and how the effects of...

Two new funding competitions for Agriculture and Food - Invitation to Consortia Building Events

The Food and Agriculture Teams of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting free...

Tracking exhibits

This week's challenge relates to tracking exhibits: 'Can we develop a method to exploit...

Bio-based Industries announces €106M funding call

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking has published the second part of the 2015...

New research could help build computers from DNA

Scientists have found a way to ‘switch’ the structure of DNA using copper salts and EDTA...

Article in The Economist discusses potential benefits of editing human genomes

An article in The Economist , with the title "Editing humanity" discusses the opportunities...