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Microsoft purchases synthetic DNA for digital data storage research

Twist Bioscience, a company accelerating science and innovation through rapid, high-quality DNA synthesis, has announced that Microsoft Corp. has agreed to purchase ten million long...

Synthetic Biologists create new test to detect presence of parasite in water

An article by Kate Wighton on the Imperial College London website reports on a new test to detect the presence of the parasite schistosoma in a water supply, which started off as...

Advance in ‘synthetic biochemistry’ holds promise for industrial products and biofuels

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) biochemists have devised a clever way to make a variety of useful chemical compounds, which could lead to the production of biofuels and new...

How synthetic biology could be used to produce high volumns of snakebite antivenom

An interesting article by Carrie Arnold on Nature.com reports on how synthetic biology could be used to produce high volumns of snakebite antivenom. Conventional methods of producing...

PhD Studentship - Understanding and Exploiting Antifreeze Proteins using Synthetic Biology

The University of Warwick is advertising a PhD Studentship on "Understanding and Exploiting Antifreeze Proteins using Synthetic Biology." The deadline for applications is 15th July...

Researchers "teach" bacteria new behaviours

Researchers working in the field of synthetic biology use components that occur in nature and combine them in a new way. This means they can make bacteria acquire functions that they hadn’t...

Rothamsted Research granted consent for field trial of GM camelina

Rothamsted Research has received consent from Defra to go ahead with a field trial of genetically modified camelina plants on the Rothamsted Farm in 2016 and 2017. The trial is part of a...

BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation...

One week left to apply for the Enzyme Assay Scientist Award

Join our science: The Enzyme Assay Scientist Award Novozymes invites all students and postdocs to participate in The Enzyme Assay Scientist Award 2016. The €5000 award will go to a...

FinanceCamp North East - Helping regional businesses to secure investment

Businesses need investment. Investors need businesses. FinanceCamp brings everyone together to make exciting things happen.    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is proud to...

CBMNet launches Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy Skills Development Programme

The UK is globally renowned for its excellence in life sciences, chemistry and engineering technical capabilities, and both industry and academia benefit from the capability of graduates from UK...

Oxford University press launch new synthetic biology journal

Synthetic Biology  is a new open access journal which covers all aspects of synthetic biology; including papers on the mathematical modelling and practical engineering in the...

Synthetic Biology UK 2016 - abstract submission now open

Synthetic Biology UK 2016 14—16 November 2016 Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, UK   Following on the highly sucessful inaugural...

Registration now open: Challenges & Opportunities of Renewable Energy Conference, 30 June, London

Showcasing NERC Science & Identifying Research and Investment Gaps      NERC has funded a wide range of research and innovation projects to support the...

OpenPlant PhD Studentships at University of Cambridge

Three fully-funded, four-year PhD studentships (starting Oct 2016) are available from the University of Cambridge in association with OpenPlant, a UK Synthetic Biology Research...

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

The April edition of our Synthetic Biology newsletter is out today, packed full of the latest news updates, forthcoming events, and funding & competitions of interest to the Synthetic...

€188M Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking 2016 call now open

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) is responsible for the implementation of open call for proposals for research and innovation actions and innovation actions, as well as...

IBioIC Synthetic Biology Accelerator fund now open!

About IBioIC is inviting applications for a project competition for  UK and international industry-led collaborative research projects  that use the synthetic biology research...

Designing a European Innovation Council: A Call for Ideas

Positive steps have been taken in recent years to integrate an innovation component into EU programmes and policies, in particular Horizon 2020. However, the array of support mechanisms can be...

Innovate UK publishes its Delivery Plan for 2016-2017

Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan for 2016-2017, outlining the main ways in which they will invest around £561 million in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year...
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