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No-Code Programming for Biology Workshop Recordings Now Available

18 December 2020

Recordings from our November No-Code Programming for Biology workshops are now available online. Follow along to get started with your own custom devices.

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Read more at: Biomaker Challenge 2020 Teams Announced

Biomaker Challenge 2020 Teams Announced

17 December 2020

11 teams have been selected for this year's Biomaker Challenge. Learn about the teams and their projects.

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Read more at: SynBioUK Catalyse Masterclasses

SynBioUK Catalyse Masterclasses

17 December 2020

Learn the Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship: a series of 5 masterclasses aimed at students and postdocs in the life sciences.

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Dr Jenny Molloy Appointed as Global Future Fellow

6 October 2020

Congratulations to IRC member Dr Jenny Molloy, who has been named as a Fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Synthetic Biology.

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Read more at: University of Cambridge Launch Sustainable Futures Academy

University of Cambridge Launch Sustainable Futures Academy

14 September 2020

A new project launched by the University of Cambridge aims to connect young people, researchers, and creatives to address the challenges and opportunities of developing a sustainable future.

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Read more at: EPSRC Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowships in Synthetic Biology

EPSRC Announces New Postdoctoral Fellowships in Synthetic Biology

11 August 2020

The EPSRC has announced a new fellowship open to post-doctoral reserachers in the strategic priority area of Synthetic Biology. Applicants can apply for fellowships of up to 3 years. The fellowship includes a fully-funded salary as well as acess to facilities, training and funding for equipment, consumables, travel and subsistance.

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Read more at: Mycotextil Team Release Practical Guide to Making Fungal Biomaterial

Mycotextil Team Release Practical Guide to Making Fungal Biomaterial

11 August 2020

The Mycotextile project is a transdisciplinary exercise that seeks to develop an open source biomaterial. The project was developed in response to the fast fashion movement, encouraged by the textile industry, which generates serious socioenvironmental consequences. We set out to create a mycelium-based textile from native...

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Read more at: Biomaker Design2020: Low-Cost Reactors for Molecular Diagnosis and Bioengineering

Biomaker Design2020: Low-Cost Reactors for Molecular Diagnosis and Bioengineering

15 May 2020

Jim Haseloff, Francesco Ciriello and Maziyar Jalaal discuss OpenPlant Biomaker Design2020, a collaborative project to develop low-cost reactors for molecular diagnosis. The project aims to develop open-source bioreactors with potential applications for COVID-19 and viral diagnosis.

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Read more at: Digital Workshop: No-Code Programming for Biology

Digital Workshop: No-Code Programming for Biology

11 May 2020

Sadly, in order to protect our community, the popular No-Code Programming for Biology workshop due to be held on 23rd-24th March was cancelled. However, we’re pleased to announce that the materials for this workshop are now being made available online.

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Read more at: SynbiCITE Proof-of-Concept Call for Teams Interested in Commercialising SynBio Projects

SynbiCITE Proof-of-Concept Call for Teams Interested in Commercialising SynBio Projects

11 May 2020

SynbiCITE are running their next round of funding to help support small teams of researchers commercialise their synthetic biology projects. Teams will be invited to a two day retreat at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, where they can discuss business ideas, and pitch their projects.

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