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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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

Tue 20 Oct 2015

2nd Synthetic Biology Congress

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The 2nd Synthetic Biology Congress 2015 will be held on 19th-20th October 2015 in London, UK. ...

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Mon 27 Jul 2015

CAS Conference – Synthetic Biology II

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The second CAS Conference on Synthetic Biology will take place in Munich. The conference is...

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Sun 19 Jul 2015

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015

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The program tracks include: Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms; Algae, Biomass Supply,...

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£25.7m investment in biology “research powerhouse” at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has received a £25.7m funding boost from the UK Research...

How good practice in design and data visualisation can support innovation

The use of data is becoming increasingly important to innovators across the KTN. High...

Forthcoming competition: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK BBSRC are jointly funding a new competition to address the opportunities and...

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PIs have until 27th March to apply for CBMNet vacation scholarships

During Summer 2015, CBMNet will provide  Vacation Scholarships for...

Job opportunities with SynthSys at the University of Edinburgh

Keen to participate in the next revolution in biology? Interested in applying synthetic...

Do you have a promising business idea? An RSE Enterprise Fellowship could help you launch a new business

Since being established in 1997, the RSE Enterprise Fellowship scheme has supported more than...

Call for poster & presentation abstracts for Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference

The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre at the University of Sheffield is delighted to welcome...

BBSRC highlights understanding complex microbial communities in 2015/2016 sLoLa grants call

For their 2015/16 outline strategic LoLa call, BBSRC is encouraging applications in the...

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