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ERASynBio 2nd joint call for transnational research projects

Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) is about to launch its 2nd joint call for transnational research...

Only a few days left to respond to the DEFRA consultation on the Nagoya Protocol of the Convention on Biological Diversity

This is to alert synthetic biologists to the opportunity to respond to the current DEFRA consultation on Implementing the  Nagoya Protocol  (NP) of the Convention on Biological...

GenoCAD: an open-source computer-assisted-design application for synthetic biology

Researchers at Virginia Tech have published a paper in Bioinformatics reporting the development of a domain-specific genetic language using GenoCAD , their open-source...

Vacancy: SynBio Entrepreneur in Residence at BIS, deadline 29th April 2014

BIS is seeking to recruit a  Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) . The successful applicant will work on a part-time basis to provide expert advice and act as a bridge...

Employment opportunity: Assistant Professor in Biotechnology/Synthetic Biology at the University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is currently advertising the post of Assistant Professor in Biotechnology/Synthetic Biology: You will be an ambitious scientist who wishes to join a highly...

SynBio featured at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Discover why researchers are creating 'self-made cheese' from bacteria living on us and how micro-organisms can clean up heavy metals at this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival (5th...

Producing more oil from seeds, the synthetic biology way

Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50% in just ten years. In the UK oilseed rape is our third largest crop after...

Mathematical modelling integral to synthetic biology research

A long-standing challenge in synthetic biology has been to create gene circuits that behave in predictable and robust ways. Mathematical modeling experts from the University of Houston (UH) have...

Global synthetic biology market expected to reach $13.4Bn in 2019 according to Transparency Market Research

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research the global synthetic biology market was valued at USD 1.8 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market...

FREE VISION Briefing on ‘Synthetic Biology: An industrial Perspective,’ 30th April 2014, London

University College London (UCL) are hosting a  FREE VISION Briefing on ‘Synthetic Biology: An industrial Perspective,’ in London on 30th April 2014. Synthetic Biology is the...

First International Workshop on Plant Synthetic Biology, 17-18 May, MIT

The   First International Workshop on Plant Synthetic Biology   will be held on 17-18 May 2014 at MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, MA USA. the workshop aims to advance the...

£12M for synthetic biology facilities and training

The UK Research Councils, led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), are to award £10M to establish five centres for DNA synthesis across the UK to further...

Engineered bacteria produce biofuel alternative for high-energy rocket fuel

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially...

Intrexon to use synthetic biology platform to scale up gas-to-liquid bioconversion platform

Intrexon Corporation has announced the formation of Intrexon Energy Partners (IEP), a joint venture with a select group of external investors, to optimize and scale-up Intrexon's gas-to-liquid...

Scientists synthesize first functional “designer” chromosome in yeast

An international team of scientists led by Jef Boeke, PhD, director of NYU Langone Medical Center’s Institute for Systems Genetics, has synthesized the first functional chromosome in...

SBRI competition: Innate response targets for therapy

The purpose of this MoD competition for proof-of-concept research proposals is to reach out to all sectors for highly innovative techniques, tools and approaches to facilitate the identification...

Euro Congress on Biotech, Edinburgh, 13-16 July '14: early bird registration and abstract deadline extended to midnight 14th Apr '14!

Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline extended to midnight 14 April 2014. The European Congress on Biotechnology is the leading conference for academic and industrial...

Vacancy: Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur in Residence at BIS

Today, Skills and Enterprise minister Matthew Hancock announced that BIS is seeking to recruit a Synthetic Biology Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) . The successful applicant will work on a...

One-day Synthetic Biology Conference at Imperial College, 2nd April

A one day synthetic biology conference, with free registration, will be held at Imperial College on Wednesday 2nd April – the day before the SynBioBETA meeting on 3rd April (also at Imperial...

ERASynBio announces 2nd funding call

ERASynBio 2nd joint call for transnational research projects: Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET ( ERASynBio )...
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Mastitis-free GM cows under test in China

An article The Dairy Site reports on the progress being made by Chinese scientists seeking to bring mastitis-free genetically modified cows to market. Sun Qixin, President of the Northwest...

UK Research Councils to invest £12M in synthetic biology facilities and training

The UK Research Councils, led by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), are to award £10M to establish five centres for DNA synthesis across the UK to further...

Scientists discover how to increase the longevity of seeds with genetic engineering

A study developed by researchers of the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMCP), a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish National Research...

Council for Science and Technology publishes report on GM science

The Council for Science and Technology has published a report commissioned from an independent panel of scientists that is an update on GM science. Responding the report, Prof Jackie...

Employment Opportunity: Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology

The University of Kent is seeking an Eastern ARC (EARC) Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology (SB). Closing date for applications: 6th March 2014 Kent’s EARC SB Fellow will...

Employment Opportunity: Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology

The University of Kent is seeking an Eastern ARC (EARC) Research Fellow in the area of Synthetic Biology (SB). Closing date for applications: 6th March 2014 Kent’s EARC SB Fellow will...

UK establishes three new synthetic biology research centres

Three new multidisciplinary research centres in synthetic biology will be established in Bristol, Nottingham and through a Cambridge/Norwich partnership, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology...

Rothamsted Research submits application to Defra for permission to carry out GM field trial

BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have submitted an application to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for permission to carry out a GM field trial on the...

Significant advance reported with genetically modified poplar trees

Forest geneticists at Oregon State University have created genetically modified poplar trees that grow faster, have resistance to insect pests and are able to retain expression of the inserted...

Recommendations for delaying resistance to Bt Corn in western corn rootworm

Bt corn, containing proteins that protect it from insect damage, has been grown in the U.S. since the mid-1990s. It is known as Bt corn because the proteins are derived from a bacterium called...

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New synthetic biology centre to bridge gap between academia and industry

David Willets, Minister for Universities and Science, has announced funding of £24M for an ...

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