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RebelBio opens call for London life-sciences accelerator - deadline 1 Dec 2017

RebelBio opens call for London life-sciences accelerator - deadline 1 Dec 2017

RebelBio, the world’s first early-stage life-sciences accelerator, is seeking applications from ambitious scientists and entrepreneurs for its 2018 programmes. Science graduates, PhDs, postdocs and academics who feel a strong urge to commercialise their research or who need to advance their existing companies are particularly welcome.

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Biomaker Fayre showcases 40 open source, low-cost biological instruments

There was a real buzz in the air on Saturday 21 October, as 40 interdisciplinary teams exhibited their prototypes for the 2017 Biomaker Challenge at the Department of Engineering.

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Expressions of interest open for BrisSynBio 4 Day MBA (9 - 13 April 2018)

BrisSynBio will be running their successful 4 day MBA again in April 2018 and are likely to be able to offer significantly discounted (or even free) tickets to postdocs and PhD students from the UK Synthetic Biology Research Centres, including OpenPlant

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The Colour Institute: biological colour takes centre stage at the Festival of Ideas

The Colour Institute: biological colour takes centre stage at the Festival of Ideas

The Colour Institute brought a series of events about colour to Cambridge Makespace as part of the Festival of Ideas 2017. Featured activities included DIY pigment extraction, open source colorimeters and fantastic talks and demos from scientists, artists and writers.

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Cafe Synthetique looks at DNA self assembly, origami and more

In October's Cafe Synthetique, Kerstin Göpfrich (Max Planck Institute for Medical Research) introduced her work on DNA 'origami', Alex Ohmann presented on DNA nanopores to rapidly mix lipids between membrane leaflets and Lorenzo di Michele (Department of Physics) discussed amphiphilic DNA complexes

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Synthetic Biology Leadership Council to hold open meeting on 8 Nov 2017

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council provides leadership for the UK’s interests in the rapidly developing field of Synthetic Biology and holds at least one open meeting per year.

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Applications now open for Essex Synthetic Biology School (2-6 July 2018)

The Essex Synthetic Biology School (ESBS) is an intensive 5-day summer course targeting students and early career scientists interested in learning cutting edge experimental and computational methods to design and build biological systems directly from world-renowned experts, working with bacterial, yeast, plant and mammalian systems, in fields such as cancer and healthcare research, as well as industrial, agricultural and environmental synthetic biology.

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[Closes 24 Nov 2107] Apply now to the OpenPlant Fund!

[Closes 24 Nov 2107] Apply now to the OpenPlant Fund!

The OpenPlant Fund is now open to proposals 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, policy work and training.

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[Closes 12 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training 2018 Cohort is now open for applications

The Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) is a collaboration between the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Warwick. It offers a four-year training programme leading to a PhD. The programme is designed for students with both physical and life sciences backgrounds.

[Closes 12 Jan 2018] Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training 2018 Cohort is now open for applications - Read More…

Research survey about collaboration in open source hardware projects

As part of a French-German research project on open source hardware, Robert Mies and Jérémy Bonvoisin (Technische Universität Berlin) are launching a large scale survey about collaboration in open source hardware projects and are looking for respondents.

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Register now for Sensors Day - part of Open Technology Week 2017

Oct 20, 2017 from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM

Sensors Day will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology.

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Applications are open for the New Phytologist Tansley Medal

Open to early career scientists, the New Phytologist Tansley Medal is an annual award in recognition of an outstanding contribution to research in plant science

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[Closes 30 Nov 2017] GapSummit 2018 open for applications

GapSummit is 'The world’s first global and intergenerational leadership summit in biotechnology' from Global Biotech Revolution and will take place 16-18 April 2018 at St Johns College, Cambridge.

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[Closes 31 Oct 2017] University announces Lectureship in Synthetic Biology

[Closes 31 Oct 2017] University announces Lectureship in Synthetic Biology

Applications are invited for a University Lectureship in Synthetic Biology at the University of Cambridge. This is a tenure-track position based in the Department of Engineering and is supported by the School of Biological Sciences (SBS).

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Cafe Synthetique at Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Panton Arms, 43 Panton Street CB2 1HL, Cambridge,

Join us for Christmas drinks and seasonal snacks and find out about the upcoming talks at Cafe Synthetique in 2018.

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Cafe Synthetique: Towards engineering circadian rhythms

Nov 20, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Panton Arms, 43 Panton Street CB2 1HL, Cambridge,

Circadian rhythms and cycling patterns of gene expression have great significance for living organisms - including ourselves! Find out more about the molecular basis of circadian rhythms and how close we are to engineering them using synthetic biology.

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Call for Exhibitors for the Biomaker Fayre Exhibitors at Open Technology Week

Call for Exhibitors for the Biomaker Fayre Exhibitors at Open Technology Week

Bring your demos! If you have an interesting project using open technologies, created as part of the Biomaker Challenge, or independently, you are invited to exhibit it at the Biomaker Fayre during Open Technology Week.

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A Major Advance in Plastid Transformation

Professor Julian Hibberd (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge) has summarised advances towards efficient plastid transformation in Arabidopsis thaliana as part of a new paper in Plant Physiology

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Cafe Synthetique: DNA Self Assembly, Origami and more

Oct 16, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM The Panton Arms, Panton Street, CB2 1HL,

In October's Cafe Synthetique, Kerstin Göpfrich from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research will speak on DNA 'origami', in 'DNA nanotechnology for artificial ion channels and synthetic cells'; and Lorenzo di Michele from The Department of Physics, will present a talk about 'Amphiphilic DNA Complexes: From Biomimetic Membrane Linkers to Molecular Crystals'

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Register now to Exhibit at the Biomaker Fayre

Register now to Exhibit at the Biomaker Fayre

Bring your demos! If you have an interesting project using open technologies, created as part of the Biomaker Challenge, or independently, you are invited to exhibit it at the Biomaker Fayre during Open Technology Week.

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Cafe Synthetique tackles DNA-based Information Storage and DNA Synthesis.

Cafe Synthetique tackles DNA-based Information Storage and DNA Synthesis.

Cafe Synthetique commanded a full house with plenty of interesting discussion around Pierre Murat's research on DNA-based information storage and Jiahao Huang's work on long chain DNA synthesis.

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New Royal Society Report: Synthetic Biology - does industry get it?

New Royal Society Report: Synthetic Biology - does industry get it?

On 8 February 2017, the Royal Society hosted a conference that posed the question Synthetic biology – does industry get it? It brought together nearly 200 experts from academia, industry and government to provide an honest and open appraisal of how industry is using synthetic biology, acknowledging successes and strengths but also looking at what barriers still need to be overcome.

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Cafe Synthetique highlights graduate student work in synthetic biology: algae, arsenic testing and automated labs

Cafe Synthetique highlights graduate student work in synthetic biology: algae, arsenic testing and automated labs

Cafe Synthetique this August gave the floor to a talented collection of graduate students working on synthetic biology projects around the University. It was an excellent insight into some cutting edge science and how these early career researchers view the future of biological engineering.

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T7 RNA polymerase-driven inducible cell lysis for DNA transfer from Escherichia coli to Bacillus subtilis.

Mario Juhas and Jim Ajioka from the Department of Pathology at the University of Cambridge have contributed to creating reliable and efficient systems for the transfer of synthetic DNA between E. coli and B. subtilis, supported by the SRI's SynBio Fund.

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Biomaker Challenge - building collaborations through low-cost instrumentation

Biomaker Challenge - building collaborations through low-cost instrumentation

Biomaker Challenge is a four-month programme challenging interdisciplinary teams to build low-cost sensors and instruments for biology. The programme aims to facilitate exchange between the biological and physical sciences, engineering, and humanities for the development of open source biological instrumentation using commodity electronics and DIY approaches.

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Advocacy Science Explained - using biotechnology as a case study

Cambridge researcher Ksenia Gerasimova unravels how advocacy science has changed political discourse in science, and the general perception of the role of science in contemporary society.

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£1m GCRF grant awarded for open source, 3D-printed microscopes

£1m GCRF grant awarded for open source, 3D-printed microscopes

Dr Richard Bowman, SynBio Fund grantee and now a 50th Anniversary Research Fellow at the University Bath, is collaborating with colleagues in Cambridge and at STICLab in Tanzania to develop 3D-printed open hardware for science. The group have just been awarded a £1m grant to drive forward their work.

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UK SynBio Start-Up Survey published - University of Cambridge has second highest number of SynBio spin-offs in UK

UK SynBio Start-Up Survey published - University of Cambridge has second highest number of SynBio spin-offs in UK

SynbiCITE have published the first survey of the UK synthetic biology start-up ecosystem, highlighting the changing sources of innovation and entrepreneurship at work in the sector from a macro-level perspective.

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WaterScope wins Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award

WaterScope wins Vice-Chancellor's Impact Award

WaterScope, led by Dr Alexander Patto (NanoPhotonics Centre), is a not-for-profit, impact driven company spun out of research conducted within the Department of Physics by Dr Richard Bowman and collaborators.

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