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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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CamOptimus tool published - applying AI to synthetic biology
SynBio Fund contributed to supporting an interdisciplinary team hoping to help synthetic biologists to optimise their experiment and the resulting CamOptimus software has now been published in the journal 'Microbiology'.
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Advances in engineering of polymerases for synthetic genetics and applications reviewed by Cambridge researchers
Cambridge researchers have reviewed recent progress in the enzymatic synthesis of synthetic genetic polymers - their roles in ligand binding and catalysis, and application as building blocks for three-dimensional nanostructures.
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Cambridge SynBio Startup Colorifix Wins Rainbow Seed Fund “Breaking New Ground” Award at Bio-start Competition
Cambridge-based start-up Colorifix entered the Bio-start competition for companies using engineering biology to solve significant global problems and won the “Breaking New Ground” Award for its technology manufacturing vibrant and long lasting fabric dyes entirely using biological processes to help the textile industry dramatically and cost-effectively reduce its environmental impact.
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