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[Closes 31 Jan] Apply now to PULSE: Programme for Up and coming Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

PULSE is a new, three day leadership and entrepreneurship training programme developed by the BIA and the Francis Crick Institute. The programme is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new CEOs looking for advanced practical advice, support and feedback from leading entrepreneurs, renowned professionals and CEOs.

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Opportunity for PhD Level Engineers to Join Deep Science Ventures

Deep Science Ventures is a London-based venture studio for a multidisciplinary community of technical founders curious to explore opportunities, critical insights and build transformative companies. They are looking for motivated engineers that love entrepreneurship and problem solving.

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Scientific Meeting- Computation by Natural Systems: March 21st-22nd

from Mar 21, 2018 09:00 AM to Mar 22, 2018 05:00 PM Kavli Royal Society Centre, Chicheley Hall, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9JJ,

Theo Murphy scientific meeting organised by Dr Dominique Chu, Professor Christian Ray and Professor Mikhail Prokopenko. Over recent years it has become clear in various sciences that many natural systems perform computations. Research into the properties of these natural computers remains fragmented along disciplinary boundaries between computer science, physics, engineering and biology. The objective of this meeting is to overcome the fragmentation by bringing together researchers from different fields to discuss their latest finding on natural computation.

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Essex Synthetic Biology Summer School: 2-6 July 2018

Essex Synthetic Biology Summer 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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Synthetic Biology and the Senses: volunteers wanted for Cambridge Science Festival

Synthetic Biology and the Senses: volunteers wanted for Cambridge Science Festival

Synthetic biology can bring cutting edge biotechnology into everyday experiences through people's senses by harnessing the wonderful variety of colours, scents, tastes and textures produced in nature. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers and interactive exhibits or colourful posters to illustrate the theme of 'Synthetic Biology and the Senses' at the Cambridge Science Festival Life Science Marquee on Sat 17 March 2018.

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Congratulation to the winners of the Café Synthetique Christmas Quiz - how well would you have done?

Congratulation to the winners of the Café Synthetique Christmas Quiz - how well would you have done?

Four teams pitted their wits against the Café Synthetique SynBio Pub Quiz on 18 December at the Panton Arms. Congratulations to the winners and we've provided a couple of rounds of questions here so you can see how you would have done!

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Prof Giles Oldroyd joins Sainsbury Lab to engineer nitrogen-fixing cereals

Prof Giles Oldroyd, an OpenPlant PI who directs a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation programme of research to engineer nitrogen-fixing cereals has recently joined the Sainsbury Lab at University Cambridge after 15 years at the John Innes Centre in Norwich.

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Science Makers explores 3D printing with food, flavour networks and molecular cuisine

Science Makers explores 3D printing with food, flavour networks and molecular cuisine

Lab equipment and chemistry has made its way into the kitchen - with water baths, centrifuges, freeze dryers, 3D printers and more now involved in gastronomic creations. During the December Science Makers session, over 25 members of the SRI, Cambridge Makespace and interested members of the public heard about some of the techniques of 'molecular gastronomy' and tried them out!

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Call for Proposals: 5th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2018

The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The 2018 Summer School will take place July 25-29, 2018 at Certosa di Pontignano in Tuscany, Italy.

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[Closes 31 Dec 2017] Applications for the 2018 EUSynBioS Steering Committee are now open !

[Closes 31 Dec 2017] Applications for the 2018 EUSynBioS Steering Committee are now open !

EUSynBioS is a community for students and postdocs in European synthetic biology. Applications to join their 2018 Steering Committee are now open until 31 December 2017, where you can help facilitate horizontal connections across the synthetic biology community and convene joint events with fellow communities around the globe.

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Synthetic Biology Student Society launch first collaborative project at Biomakespace

Synthetic Biology Student Society launch first collaborative project at Biomakespace

The Cambridge University Synthetic Biology Student Society are running a student-led project 2017-18. They had their first lab session this month which represented the launch of the first collaborative project at Biomakespace, Cambridge's new community biology lab based at the Biomedical Campus. Over 10 students attended to start preparing DNA that will eventually be used to create 'bacterial photography'.

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Cambridge researchers present cutting edge research at Synthetic Biology UK 2017

Cambridge researchers present cutting edge research at Synthetic Biology UK 2017

Cambridge synthetic biology researchers Prof Jason Chin, Dr Francisco Navarro and Dr Markus Ralser presented at the Synthetic Biology UK 2017 meeting in Manchester this week.

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Open technology and democratisation of synthetic biology features on BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science'

Open technology and democratisation of synthetic biology features on BBC Radio 4 'Inside Science'

The Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative Coordinator Dr Jenny Molloy appeared on BBC Radio 4's 'Inside Science' last week following the publication of a bioengineering horizon scanning exercise co-organised by the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and SynBio SRI, (both University of Cambridge) and the Future of Humanity Institute (University of Oxford) in Dec 2016.

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OpenPlant Fund shortlisted proposals to pitch in Norwich on Fri 1 Dec 2017

OpenPlant Fund shortlisted proposals to pitch in Norwich on Fri 1 Dec 2017

The OpenPlant Fund supports innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant synthetic biology and cell-free systems. The latest call for applications closed recently, and all applicants will be pitching their project proposals at an event on Friday 1 December.

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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

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Global Challenges Initiative Round Table for the SDGs

Dec 08, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM Rayleigh Seminar Room - Maxwell Centre,

GCI will run Round Tables twice a year to give Cambridge researchers the opportunity to talk about research relating to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Technology for development and design for co-creation workshops

The Global Challenges Initiative is running the following events for post-graduates and early career researchers in the New Year and a Global Challenges Round Table on 8th December. Book now to secure your place!

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Success with DIY DNA Circuits at Science Makers

Success with DIY DNA Circuits at Science Makers

The SynBio SRI event series Science Makers took on the theme of DIY DNA circuits in November 2017. Attendees constructed a NAND logic gate and a DIY visualiser using an LED grid and laser cut box designed by Helene Steiner, a member of the SRI Steering Committee.

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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.

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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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