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Register now for £15M Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME...

CRACK IT 2016 Challenges - funding to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals

The CRACK IT challenge-led competition funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific 'Challenges' which if solved will deliver 3Rs and commercial...

Ingenza celebrates EU H2020 SME Instrument success

Ingenza is pleased to announce it has successfully applied for EU H2020 SME Instrument funding of €50,000 for Phase 1 of its innovative SYNBIOMAN project, allowing the company to forge ahead...

Unlocking the biotechnology productivity crisis

In this article for IDG Connect, Tim Fell (CEO at Synthace) provides  a thoughtful explanation of the biotechnology productivity crisis and how we might accelerate the biotechnology...

AlcoPatch: Manchester iGEM Team plan to develop a device that tracks ethanol concentration in sweat

The Manchester iGEM Team have kindly provided the SynBio SIG with an overview of their 2016 iGEM competition project: Who are we? Manchester iGEM 2016 We are a group of 10...

'Green' electronic materials produced with synthetic biology

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in the current issue of Small that they have genetically designed a new strain of bacteria that spins out extremely thin...

Funding for innovative research with explosives and weapons detection applications

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for  Explosives and Weapons...

Two postdoc positions in Bioprocess Engineering at University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is recruiting 2 postdocs for a new IB Catalyst grant on Continuous Biomanufacturing of Platform Chemicals. Both posts are for 5 years. Details of the projects and...

Developing new vaccines against emerging diseases and bioterrorist threats

Prokarium has announced the award of funding from the UK and Mexican Governments for the development of three new vaccines against Zika, bacterial diarrhoea and plague. The most advanced of...

SynbiCITE and Rainbow Seed Fund announce new £200k competition for engineering biology

Today marks the launch of  Bio-start , an annual competition designed to bolster UK companies aiming to solve significant global problems through synthetic biology. Competition...

Genopole launches Young Biotech Awards 2016

Genopole, the leading French biocluster, is organizing the Young Biotech Award for the 6th time.
 The competition has previously seen some great start-ups who accelerated their growth after the...

PDRA position available at UK Centre for Mammalian SynBio, Edinburgh

    Postdoctoral Research Associate: Using synthetic chromosomes to study centromere epigenetics in human cells Vacancy Ref:  036621 Closing Date:  29 ...

NC3Rs CRACK IT Challenges to open shortly

The  National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)  is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base...

Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business...

IBioIC Synthetic Biology Accelerator call deadline extended to 17:00 on 31 Aug

  The deadline for IBioIC's Synthetic Biology Accelerator call has been extended to 5pm, Wednesday 31 August. Applications are invited for UK and...

Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at...

Looking to scale & grow your business? Come to Venturefest Scotland, 1 Sep 2016, Glasgow

Venturefest Scotland is an annual, business innovation event for ambitious Scottish SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and innovators designed to inspire, inform and connect. Last year...

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

We have just published the July 2016 edition of our Synthetic Biology newsletter , filled with the latest news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions of interest...

SYSMIC maths and computing techniques for biological research

SYSMIC is an online course in  interdisciplinary skills for  biologists - m aths and computing  techniques for  biological research. Learn to model...
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