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. 

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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 research and development projects through the Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst. Round 4 of the...

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 US National Academies' Forum on Synthetic Biology co-hosted a meeting for high-level discussions...

Upcoming events

Wed 06 Apr 2016

SynBioBeta London 2016

All Day

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

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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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Mon 09 Nov 2015

Innovate 2015

All Day

Innovate 2015 is a two-day global spotlight on innovation. You will be able to meet inventive and...

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Watch the videos from DARPA's Biology is Technology meeting

DAROPA has made 26 video recordings from its "Biology is Technology" meeting available to...

Innovation documentary looking for "disrupters" in science, technology, engineering & design

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is...

Engineering cell-to-cell communication in yeast

A team of University of Washington researchers has engineered yeast cells ( Saccharomyces...

SBLC Open Meeting: 16 July 2015

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council will hold an "open meeting" to which members of the synthetic biology community and wider public are invited on 16th July 2015. 

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Industry, Academics, SMEs....

Registration is free, quick and open to all. 

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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


IBioIC invites Micro Companies to apply for funding from Exemplar Programme

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for...

Job opportunity for a Metabolic Engineering Scientist at Biosyntia in Denmark

Closing date: 12 July 2015 Biosyntia is a biotech startup with a focus on synthetic...

Research Assistant - Undergraduate Placement at Ingenza

Closing date: 28th June 2015 Are you a highly skilled undergraduate seeking a Year in...

Job opportunities at ZuvaSyntha

ZuvaSyntha is an industrial biotechnology company developing novel bio-routes for the...

iGEM Synthetic Biology Career Fair, 27 Sep 2015, Boston, USA

iGEM has annouced that it will be hosting a career fair on Sunday 27th September 2015 as part...

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