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Technology for the Bottom Billion Workshop - Call for Contributions
Cambridge is a global leader in science and technology, and advances pioneered in Cambridge have impacted significantly on the lives of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. This workshop brings together people who are evolving innovative technological responses to challenges faced by people who live on less than $2 per day.
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[Closes 22 June 2016] Global Challenges Research Fund calls for proposals: £600,000 available
The first three calls for proposals to the Global Challenges Research Fund are now open. Deadline for outline applications: 4pm, 22 June 2016.
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[Closes 24 June] Internal funding opportunity: EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund Cambridge
EPSRC has offered the University an institutional sponsorship grant to support development of a portfolio of research projects and Knowledge Exchange activities compliant with the Official Development Assistance (ODA) guidelines under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Synthetic Biology related suggestions and collaboration ideas are invited.
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Amino One Personal Bioreactor demonstration - making synthetic biology accessible to school students
The Amino One is a laptop sized Personal Bioreactor and Transformation station that is friendly to use, accessible, and contained. It makes learning and prototyping with genetic engineering and cells accessible to students and teachers.
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Hackaday Prize - category 'Citizen scientist' open 30 May - 11 July
This Hackaday challenge is about expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Create something new, study something undiscovered, or replicate and verify scientific studies. Need an example? Build a graphene supercapacitor, study the effects of a behavior, build an open source instrumentation device.
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Bioluminescence exhibit featured on Design Exchange
Bernardo Pollak, Victoria Geaney and Anton Kan created the Lo Lamento exhibition as part of The E-Luminate Festival in February with funding from the SynBio Fund. The work features on art magazine Design Exchange this month with some beautiful photos and videos of the installation!
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Two publications describe focus stacking setup developed through OpenPlant Fund and Biomaker Challenge
Dr Jennifer Deegan has built a Focus Stacking system that enables her to take close up, high-definition photos of very small gametophyte ferns. The project was further developed through an OpenPlant Fund and the Biomaker Challenge, during which she collaborated with an interdisciplinary team to photograph new samples and build up teaching tools to enable others to replicate the system.
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2019 OpenPlant Forum in Cambridge will focus on smart design for the future bioeconomy
The annual synthetic biology forum will be held at Murray Edwards College this summer during the last week of July. A preliminary programme has been announced and free registration is now open!
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Our Biomaker Challenge: Designing for Code-Free LCD Menu Generation
I’m a hardware designer and embedded systems programmer based outside Boston, MA, and I was an early independent contributor to the XOD project. I come from a background and education more rooted in art and design, sound engineering, and analog circuit design for audio equipment, than software development/code hacking and seem to be more of a “visual thinker,” so the idea of being able to rapidly prototype microprocessor systems with a metaphor like wiring modules together really appealed to me. And I was glad to see that Cambridge chose to use this environment as an educational aid. I think it will be a unique tool for science and engineering students, even with limited programming ability, to build fairly complex microprocessor-based hardware vital to the success of projects in their own fields, and simultaneously teach how to design and think like an engineer.
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New paper out from Jewett lab on cell-free biosynthesis of limonene using enzyme-enriched Escherichia coli lysates
Isoprenoids are an attractive class of metabolites for enzymatic synthesis from renewable substrates. However, metabolic engineering of microorganisms for monoterpenoid production is limited by the need for time-consuming, and often non-intuitive, combinatorial tuning of biosynthetic pathway variations to meet design criteria. Towards alleviating this limitation, the goal of this work was to build a modular, cell-free platform for construction and testing of monoterpenoid pathways, using the fragrance and flavoring molecule limonene as a model.
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