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Job opportunity at the Nottingham SBRC – Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for the osition of Research Associate/Fellow – Mathematical/Computational Modelling in Synthetic Biology within the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC), based in...

Semiconductor Synthetic Biology Consortium funded by US National Institute of Standards and Technology

Semiconductor Research Corporation  (SRC), a university-research consortium for semiconductor technologies, has announced that it has received funding from the National Institute of...

Invitation to Consultation Workshop: Refreshing the UK Roadmap for Synthetic Biology

Consultation Workshop to  Refresh the UK Roadmap for Synthetic Biology Tuesday 16th June 2015 Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham Three years after the publication of...

BrisSynBio Research Fellowships in Synthetic Biology at University of Bristol

The BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Bristol Synthetic Biology Research Centre (BrisSynBio) invites applications for two Fellowships in Synthetic Biology.  This is an exciting opportunity for...

Use of standards for digital biological information in the design, construction and description of a synthetic biological system - A Guide

PAS 246,  Guide to the systematic design, construction, and description of synthetic biological systems using digital biological information  is now available to purchase from the...

Save the Date! Consultation to refresh the UK roadmap for synthetic biology - 16 June 2015

The UK roadmap for synthetic biology is nearly three years old and together we’ve made headway against many of the short and medium-term recommendations. However, it’s time to reflect on our...

Technology inspired innovation competition now open

Innovate UK is to invest up to £3 million in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four technology areas.  The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro...

BioSyntha and ZuvaChem announce merger and financing to form new company: ZuvaSyntha Ltd

Welwyn Garden City, UK and Baltimore, MD, US. BioSyntha Technology Ltd and ZuvaChem LLC have announced that they have merged, bringing enhanced focus and resources to...

Application of synthetic biology for production of next generation biologics, 1 July 2015, Manchester

The Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP) is holding its 4th Annual Scientific Symposium on the topic of " Application of synthetic biology for production of next generation...

£34m funding available from Industrial Biotechnology Catalyst - Round 4

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...

MycoSynVac: New EU project to design a novel veterinary vaccine chassis based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae

A new EU-funded project, MycoSynVac, will combine gene engineering and biotechnology to design a novel veterinary vaccine chassis based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae. MycoSynVac is...

New project will use synthetic biology in cyber-physical systems

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totalling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). ...

Report from the Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

A report of the recent  Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop (held at MIT, USA) has been published on the PLOS Synthetic Biology Community website and is well worth a look:  ...

Welsh innovators set to showcase pioneering work

Businesses and organisations in Wales which develop ground-breaking products, services and processes are being urged to open their doors this summer to show off their ideas and expertise. ...

Apply to attend HVCfP synthetic biology workshop by 20th May

The 'High Value Chemicals from Plants' BBSRC NIBB (HVCfP) will hold a 2 day residential workshop in Norwich on 13-14th July 2015, called "High Value Chemicals from Plants - harnessing...

Interview with Dr Lionel Clarke, Co-Chair of Synthetic Biology Leadership Council

A recent edition of the NNFCC newsletter features an interview with Dr Lionel Clarke, Co-Chair of Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC). In the wide ranging interview, Dr Clarke...

£3.3m research facilities for synthetic biology officially open in Bristol

New £3.3 million synthetic-biology research facilities at the University of Bristol are now officially open. The research carried out there will have numerous applications, including helping to...

Lean LaunchPad - helping to take synthetic biology from lab bench to market

An interesting article on the Imperial College London website outlines the success of the Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology that has been running for the past twelve weeks at the College. ...

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...

April edition of the SynBio SIG newsletter now available

The April edition of the SynBio SIG newsletter , packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions, is available now. You can view the newsletter...
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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...

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. ...