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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 Partnership Infrastructure Fund to help it establish world-leading laboratory facilities for biological...

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 performance computing, cloud computing and network connectivity has facilitated public and commercially...

Forthcoming competition: The management and use of Biofilms

Innovate UK BBSRC are jointly funding a new competition to address the opportunities and challenges of biofilms.  Launched 15 June, consortia building workshops are being held in May to...

Job opportunities with SynthSys at the University of Edinburgh

Keen to participate in the next revolution in biology? Interested in applying synthetic biology to improve healthcare? SynthSys Mammalian is a BBSRC/EPSRC/MRC Synthetic Biology Research...

Design and build of synthetic DNA goes back to 'BASIC'

A new technique for creating artificial DNA that is faster, more accurate and more flexible than existing methods has been developed by scientists at Imperial College London. The new system...

New research finds consumers willing to spend more for biotech potato products

New research from an Iowa State University economist found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to...

Synthetic Biology Standards Consortium Kick-Off Workshop, 31 Mar 2015, Stanford, US

The Synthetic Biology Standards Consortium (SBSC) is holding a kick-off workshop to identify several initial  working groups  with critical mass, leadership teams, and a clear...

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre: Skills for Industry, 5 May 2015, Glasgow

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre ( IBioIC ) is holding a half-day event to bring together industrial and academic members of the biotechnology sector in Scotland and provide an...

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

During Summer 2015, CBMNet will provide  Vacation Scholarships for undergraduate students to carry out a laboratory project for up to 10 weeks in an area of research...

£6M funding available for developing non-animal technologies

£6m collaborative R&D funding opening soon - 23 March 2015 Innovate UK, in partnership with other funding partners , is to invest up to £6 million in collaborative R&D...

Speaker abstracts for EFIB 2015 due Friday 13th March 2015

The call for papers deadline for EFIB is only 3 days away. You have until this Friday to join the 30 companies who have already registered their interest to speak at EFIB...

Government report 'Building a high value bioeconomy: opportunities for waste'

The UK Government has today published a report highlighting the range of actions being taken across government to grow the bioeconomy using waste as a feedstock. This report highlights...

Did you get our latest newsletter?

We have just published the latested edition of the SynBio SIG newsletter, packed with interesting news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions. You can view the...

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...
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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. ...

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...