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Read more at: Nesta presents evidence for and against betting on synthetic biology, a powerful emerging technology, to tackle the climate crisis.

Nesta presents evidence for and against betting on synthetic biology, a powerful emerging technology, to tackle the climate crisis.

4 December 2023

Tech in the Dock puts an emerging technology on trial to examine its potential impact on society. Nesta is asking - should synthetic biology be the next decade’s big bet to tackle climate change? As a member of the jury, welcome you to today’s case. Synthetic or ‘engineered’ biology is one of the UK government’s priority...


Read more at: New Life in Old Labs: Repurposed COVID Labs to Enable Marine Discovery in Tenerife

New Life in Old Labs: Repurposed COVID Labs to Enable Marine Discovery in Tenerife

28 November 2023

Tenerife's Radazul Port will welcome two shipping container laboratories to study the unexplored ocean. These laboratories will play a central role in an ambitious mission to explore and catalog ocean life. Ocean Census, the pioneering open network launched by The Nippon Foundation and Nekton, has partnered with OpenCell...


Read more at: Represent Cambridge at the iGEM Competition - apply before 1 December

Represent Cambridge at the iGEM Competition - apply before 1 December

20 November 2023

Represent Cambridge University at the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. iGEM is an annual competition of high acclaim, with 350 participating teams from 45 countries last year. The competition involves teams of students trying to solve real-world problems using Synthetic Biology tools. Past...


Read more at: Accelerating Research Impact with Open Technologies 'Stories from Cambridge' Microsite and Report

Accelerating Research Impact with Open Technologies 'Stories from Cambridge' Microsite and Report

15 November 2023

The EngBio IRC have worked with researchers and innovators to tell the stories of open technologies emerging from the University of Cambridge and the broader Cambridge tech ecosystem. Our newly published report and website explore sixteen stories of open technogies and examine their current uses and applications, the...


Read more at: Sculpting DNA to Build the Future of Synthetic Cells - Significant Advancement from Researchers in Dept.of Chem.Eng & Biotech.

Sculpting DNA to Build the Future of Synthetic Cells - Significant Advancement from Researchers in Dept.of Chem.Eng & Biotech.

7 November 2023

Researchers from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CEB) have made a significant advancement in the area of synthetic biology, unveiling a novel method to design synthetic cells using DNA building blocks. This pioneering work promises to reshape our understanding and capabilities within the field...


Read more at: Exciting Opportunity! Professor in Synthetic Biology/Engineering Biology

Exciting Opportunity! Professor in Synthetic Biology/Engineering Biology

7 November 2023

The Department of Biochemistry is pleased to invite applications for a University Professor (Grade 11) in Synthetic Biology/Engineering Biology. This recruitment to the Department of Biochemistry is part of a strategic initiative to grow bioengineering in the School of the Biological Sciences and benefits from strong links...


Read more at: Cambridge and Norwich Researchers Urge Government for Evidence-Led GM crop regulation

Cambridge and Norwich Researchers Urge Government for Evidence-Led GM crop regulation

6 November 2023

Cambridge and Norwich researchers from the OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre have contributed to a recent Royal Society policy briefing urging the government to adopt an evidence-led approach to the regulation of genetically modified crops, which would allow researchers to tackle challenges posed by the climate...


Read more at: NEW! The EngBio IRC Early Career Researchers Fund for Events

NEW! The EngBio IRC Early Career Researchers Fund for Events

26 September 2023

The EngBio IRC supports postgrads (master’s and PhD students) and postdocs within the University of Cambridge Synthetic and Engineering Biology community to develop their own research skills, enable collaborations with different stakeholders and foster their interdisciplinary, cross-departmental and cross-school events. We...


Read more at: Engineering Biology IRC Open Tech Collaborations Seed Fund - A Call for Applications

Engineering Biology IRC Open Tech Collaborations Seed Fund - A Call for Applications

1 August 2023

As part of our project: Applying Open Tools & Resources: towards Accelerating Engineering Biology Innovation in the Cambridge Cluster , the EngBio IRC welcomes you to apply for seed fund opportunities . The Engineering Biology IRC Open Tech Collaborations Seed Fund offers up to £2500 to support the further development...


Read more at: Accelerating Research Impact with Open Technologies: Stories from the University of Cambridge

Accelerating Research Impact with Open Technologies: Stories from the University of Cambridge

We have worked with researchers and innovators to tell the stories of open technologies emerging from the University of Cambridge and the broader Cambridge tech ecosystem. Open technologies present us with an opportunity to democratise technology, promote collaboration and generate intellectual...