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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 watch on its YouTube channel:...

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

A major Hollywood Studio feature documentary film directed by Emmy Award winning filmmakers is looking for the next generation of disrupters in science, technology, engineering & design. ...

Engineering cell-to-cell communication in yeast

A team of University of Washington researchers has engineered yeast cells ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae ) that can “communicate” with one another, using the plant hormone auxin. The research has...

Synthetic biology used to engineer new route to biochemicals

Living cells can make a vast range of products for us, but they don't always do it in the most straightforward or efficient way. Shota Atsumi, a chemistry professor at UC Davis, aims to address...

SBLC open meeting 2015 - London, 16th July 2015

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) is committed to operating in an open and transparent manner. As such, one meeting each year is an open meeting, to which members of the...

Catch up on the latest synthetic biology news, funding and events

The June edition of the  SynBio SIG newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. We would particularly like...

Engineering intelligent bacteria for detecting disease

Another step forward has just been taken in the area of synthetic biology. Research teams from Inserm and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) Montpellier, in association...

Scientists create synthetic membranes that grow like living cells

Chemists and biologists at UC San Diego have succeeded in designing and synthesizing an artificial cell membrane capable of sustaining continual growth, just like a living cell. Their...

IBioIC invites Micro Companies to apply for funding from Exemplar Programme

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is currently inviting applications for its fourth project competition for Micro Companies , for industry-led collaborative...

Nominate your candidate for the Millennium Technology Prize

Nominations are now open for the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a...

Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology publishes note on regulation of synthetic biology

The Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology (POST) has published a "note"  examining the potential benefits and challenges of synthetic biology. The overview section of the...

Could your technology contribute to a built environment hackathon?

Do you have the software and imagination to contribute to this hackathon? AEC Hackathon LONDON 17-19 July 2015, London Calling all Hackers, Architects, Engineers and Constructors!...

Scientists use molecular ‘lock and key’ for potential control of GMOs

UC Berkeley researchers have developed an easy way to put bacteria under a molecular lock and key in order to contain its accidental spread. The method involves a series of genetic mutations...

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 biology and metabolic engineering. They use state-of-the-art synthetic biology tools to speed up the...

Research Assistant - Undergraduate Placement at Ingenza

Closing date: 28th June 2015 Are you a highly skilled undergraduate seeking a Year in Industry Placement Starting Summer 2015? Worldwide leaders in the application of industrial...

Job opportunities at ZuvaSyntha

ZuvaSyntha is an industrial biotechnology company developing novel bio-routes for the production of renewable chemicals from C1 feedstocks. They combine expertise in strain development and...

Bioengineers turn sugar-fed yeast into a microbial factory for producing morphine

Scientists from UC Berkeley and Concordia University have recently published a paper outlining their success in identifying the key steps needed to turn sugar-fed yeast into a microbial factory...

Biotech start up company developing alternative for rhino horn

The future looks grim for the rhinoceros. Figures recently published by South Africa show that 1,215 rhinos were poached there in 2014. This represents a loss of nearly 4% of 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 of the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree weekend, to give top employers a chance to meet with iGEM...

Find out more about European funding for biobased products and materials in our webinar on 7th July

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to take part in a webinar on European Funding for Biobased Products and Materials on Tuesday, 7 July 2015 from 12:00 to...
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GM wheat did not repel aphid pests in the field

The results of the GM wheat field trial held by Rothamsted Research in 2012-2013 have recently been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. The data show that the GM...

Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology publishes note on regulation of synthetic biology

The Parliamentary Office of Sciences and Technology (POST) has published a "note"  examining the potential benefits and challenges of synthetic biology. The overview section of the...

Efficient synthetic biology methods to genetically engineer microalgae

Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and their colleagues have published a paper outlining new synthetic biology methods to...

Catch up on the latest synthetic biology news, funding and events

The April edition of the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. ...

Catch up on the latest Synthetic Biology news, events and funding calls

The Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group ( SynBio SIG ) have just published the latest edition of their newsletter, packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding...

Reducing GM crop contamination risks by turning cross-pollinators into self-pollinators

Genetically modified crops have long drawn fire from opponents worried about potential contamination of conventional crops and other plants. Now a plant gene discovered by University of Guelph...

Business Secretary announces £40M for UK synthetic biology

British ingenuity is using synthetic biology to investigate bacteria in place of fossil fuels as a source of the chemicals we need to make everyday essentials like nappies and credit cards ...

Scientists hope to ensure safe containment of GMOs by recoding them to depend on synthetic amino acids

Scientists in the US have reported on new research with the potential to prevent the accidental spread of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the environment. A team led by Prof...

Solazyme wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation

Solazyme, Inc ., has won a 2014   Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Greener Synthetic Pathways for its tailored oils produced from microalgal fermentation. According...

BBSRC publishes position statement on new crop breeding tools

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has published a position statement on new and emerging techniques for crop improvement. These novel techniques, which can...