The Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group (SynBio-SIG) has been set up to help partner the UK's research-base expertise in synthetic biology with relevant industrial communities.

The aim is to ensure the translation and development of the UK's world-leading synthetic biology research into commercial applications. 

Featured news

Up to £2M funding for Tech Inspired Innovation - find out more at one of our briefing events

KTN is hosting briefing events for the forthcoming  Technology Inspired Innovation - Feasibility Studies Competition 2016: Manchester - 18th December 2015 ...

Building a Synthetic Biology-rich Biotech Business from Scratch - new business acumen course from SynbiCITE

As part of SynbiCITE’s drive to commercialise synthetic biology through taking R&D excellence in the lab to the development of tools, products, processes and services for high value...

H2020 funding opportunities for SynBio

Under the 'Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT)' part of H2020 you can find funding for ‘biotechnology’ (as well as ‘advanced manufacturing & processing,’...

Upcoming events

Sun 11 Sep 2016

European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences 2016

Sep 11 / 09:00 until Sep 14 / 17:00

ESBES, organised bi-annually by the European Society of Biochemical Engineering Sciences (ESBES)...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Fri 08 Jul 2016

5th International Sc2.0 and Synthetic Genomes meeting

All Day

5th International Sc2.0 and Synthetic Genomes meeting Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. July 8-9, 2016,...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Sun 03 Jul 2016

17th European Biotechnology Congress

Jul 03 / 09:00 until Jul 06 / 17:00

The 17th European Biotechnology Congress will bring together the international scientific...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Latest news

John Innes Centre scientists use CRISPR technology to edit crop genes

CRISPR gene-editing is allowing rapid scientific advances in many fields, including human...

Call for abstracts for European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering Sciences 2016 - deadline 14 Jan

Abstract submission is now open for the European Symposium on Biochemical Engineering...

SynBio relevant calls in H2020 Industrial Leadership - Dedicated SME Instrument

The 2016/2017 Calls have now been launched under the Dedicated SME Instrument of...

Read our latest newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletters

Would you like to be kept up to date with the latest news, funding and events of relevance to your sector?


Communicating the Bioeconomy

Communicating the bioeconomy' – a series of infographics prepared by the three UK Bioscience Leadership Councils (IBLF, ATLC, SBLC). Further information on these infographics is available on request via


Up to 4 PhD studentships available in Cai lab, University of Edinburgh

PhD opportunities in the Cai Lab: 1)  Development of cell-free genetic networks for...

PDRA position within OpenPlant at Sainbury Laboratory Cambridge University

Applications are invited for a two-year fixed-term Post-doctoral Research Associate position...

PhD studentship at University of Birmingham - Design and construction of new biobricks for synbio

The University of Birmingham is advertising a fully-funded PhD studentship on "Design and...

Quick links




Got a question?

Email us: