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Cambridge Synthetic Biology Network Awarded Interdisciplinary Research Centre Status

last modified Feb 26, 2020 12:22 PM
The Cambridge SynBio IRC is pleased to announce it's new status as one of the University of Cambridge's Interdisciplinary Research Centres.

In January, the University's Research Policy Committee confirmed the award, which recognises the excellent work of the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) over the past six years. The committee applauded the SRI's "clear focus and unique offering and, in particular, the work being done to break down boundaries between departments in the University and the SRI’s work with students".

The new status as SynBio IRC will provide funding for a further three years, and allow the network to continue supporting researchers working at the intersection of biology and the physical sciences, as well as providing space to move forward with new initiatives and activities. Upcoming projects include the opening of a cross-department shared space for Smart Microscopy, and a new series of Biomaker workshops. Details of these will be released shortly, so we encourage everyone to keep up to date with the IRC's activities by signing up for our newsletter, joining our Meetup group, or following us on our new Twitter handle @SynBioIRC.

The IRC would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved in the network for their hard work and continued interest, and we look forward to working with you all over the next three years.

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