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Have fun with Nanocrafter: A synthetic biology online game

The Centre for Game sciences at the University of Washington has launched a new game called Nanocrafter with the aim of allowing gamers to team with scientists to advance synthetic biology...

Regulating genome-edited crops that (according to current regulations) aren't GMOs

A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques may be out of the scope of current genetically modified...

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 180 researchers to develop and launch new businesses, with companies formed across a wide range of...

Funding available for industry-led collaborative research projects using biotechnology

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC )  has recently opened its latest Exemplar Project Competition and is inviting applications from industrially-led...

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...

Call for poster & presentation abstracts for Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference

The Advanced Biomanufacturing Centre at the University of Sheffield is delighted to welcome you to Sheffield for its first conference on Advanced Biomanufacturing on 18 th /19 th  May 2015....

R&D Bioscientist position, Invista

From Invista website : R&D Bioscientists  Biotechnology Ref: 29340 United Kingdom | Wilton     Job...

Undergraduate Research Assistant Placement at Ingenza, Edinburgh

From Chemistry Jobs : Are you an adaptable undergraduate seeking a Year in Industry Placement with Ingenza? Worldwide leaders in the application of industrial biotechnology and...

Rainbow Seed Fund invests in Synthace

British bioengineering firm Synthace has closed a £2.2M funding round with new investors including the Rainbow Seed Fund, a venture capital fund supported by BBSRC and the Department of...

Synthetic Biologist - Isomerase Therapeutics, Cambridge

From Nature Jobs : Isomerase Therapeutics is a drug discovery and development company based in Cambridge, UK, with particular expertise in the discovery and development of optimised...

Consortia building workshops for forthcoming "Integrated Omics" competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m to stimulate innovative technology that exploits commercial opportunities through the integration of omics (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics etc.) and...

Vince Cable announces £20 million for UK industrial biotechnology

Business Secretary Vince Cable has today (17 February 2015) unveiled the winners of a multi-million-pound competition to bring innovative UK biotechnology projects to market. A total of 23...

BBSRC invests further £1.3m in SynbiCITE's synthetic biology 'Foundry'

SynbiCITE has received £1.3m towards a synthetic biology ‘foundry’ for manufacturing biological devices. The foundry will enable SynbioCITE scientists at Imperial College London to design...

STAR: A new switch to control gene expression

Synthetic biologists led by Julius Lucks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Cornell University, have developed a new genetic control mechanism from engineered RNAs...

Reprogramming plants for drought tolerance

UC Riverside-led research in synthetic biology has provided a strategy that has reprogrammed plants to consume less water after they are exposed to an agrochemical, opening new doors for crop...

Eight new job opportunities at the University of Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre

The University of Manchester has received major funding for its Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SYNBIOCHEM) which will be a UK/European Centre of Excellence for the Synthetic Biology of fine...

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 ...

Latest ERASynBio newsletter now available

ERASynBio has published its 6th newsletter, covering: A look into the future of ERASynBio Achievements in the past (iGEM support, Twinning program, workshops, summer schools...

Job opportunity: Research Associate in synthetic biology of monoterpenoid production

The University of Manchester is advertising a postdoctoral research position (5 years) is available in the area of synthetic biology for a project funded by the BBSRC (strategic LoLa). ...

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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...

Exciting job opportunities at the new Synthetic Biology Research Centre, Nottingham

CALLING - Biologists – Chemists – Mathematicians – Computer & Social Scientists. Be part of one of the largest and most dynamic synthetic biology research teams in the UK. ...

Exciting job opportunities at the new Synthetic Biology Research Centre, Nottingham

CALLING - Biologists – Chemists – Mathematicians – Computer & Social Scientists. Be part of one of the largest and most dynamic synthetic biology research teams in the UK. ...

Review finds no sign of health or nutrition problems from GMO livestock feed

A newly published review of the prevalence and impacts of genetically engineered (GE) feedstuffs on livestock populations has concluded that there are no signs of health or nutrition problems as...

First large-scale shipments of antimalarial medicines produced with semisynthetic artemisinin signal new era of lifesaving drugs

The first large-scale batches of antimalarial treatments manufactured with a new semisynthetic artemisinin derivative have been delivered to malaria-endemic countries in Africa. Over 1.7...