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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge

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SynBio Fund

SynBio Fund supported 6-month projects generating open, innovative technologies for Synthetic Biology. Interdisciplinary teams from University of Cambridge worked on projects 2015-2016 - follow their progress here.

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BBSRC-EPSRC funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre: a joint initiative between the University of Cambridge and the John Innes Centre to promote open technologies and exchange for plant synthetic biology.

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OpenPlant Fund

OpenPlant Fund offer up to £5k for innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant or in vitro Synthetic Biology. Projects run for six months and can include biological research, hardware prototyping, software, outreach and policy work. Deadline 30 June 2017.

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Biomaker Challenge

Biomaker Challenge is a four-month programme challenging interdisciplinary teams to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology. From colorimeters to microfluidics, we’re looking for frugal and DIY approaches to biological experiments! Deadline 11 May 2018.

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Café Synthetique

Join us for informal talks and discussion on synthetic biology and open technologies in Cambridge, meeting monthly at the Panton Arms.

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Cell-free Synthetic Biology

In vitro or cell-free synthetic biology is a topic of growing interest to many groups in Cambridge and the Synthetic Biology SRI is pleased to announce an upcoming programme of activities to promote and support interdisciplinary work in this space.

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The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative provides a hub for anyone interested in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge, including researchers, commercial partners and external collaborators.