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

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...

Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst - Round 4 Now Open

Innovate UK, The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) & the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest £34m in major integrated...

Creating an Environment to Support Investment and Innovation in Synthetic Biology

The UK and US are each leaders in enabling and realising the potential economic benefits of synthetic biology.  In October 2014, the UK Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) and the...

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)...

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Wed 06 Apr 2016

SynBioBeta London 2016

All Day

Save the date! More info to follow in due course at...

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Mon 14 Dec 2015

Cellular and Molecular Biotechnology

All Day

Synthetic Biology is heralded as a novel approach to the engineering of biosystems that will set...

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Latest news

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...

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...

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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


PhD scholarships at the interface of synthetic biology, metagenomics and bacterial evolution - Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain) at the Technical...

Job opportunities at Ingenza: Senior Biochemist, Senior Molecular Biologist and Bioinformatician, Research Assistant

Ingenza currently has 3 job opportunities that may be of interest. For full details of...

Save the date: Horizon 2020 funding briefing for resource efficient bio-based value chains, 13 October, Manchester

Feeding a changing world – Horizon 2020 funding for resource efficient bio-based value...

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