First BIORIBOBOOST meeting in Valencia

The recently funded BIORIBOBOOST consortium had its first joint meeting at the end of October in Valencia. This EU-funded 25-partner consortium includes groups from eleven European countries plus further partners in China, Japan, Singapore and USA. John McCarthy represents WISB in the consortium, which has the objective to establish a new framework of future standards … Continue reading First BIORIBOBOOST meeting in Valencia

Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic

· A large DNA fragment from a soil bacterium was captured and engineered to be awoken · The researchers then used to trigger production of a novel natural product, an acid antibiotic, encrypted in that DNA was identified and characterised · The discovered molecule, Scleric acid, could help combat bacteria and was shown to partially … Continue reading Researchers wake-up DNA from soil bacteria to discover novel acid antibiotic

Now Recruiting – 4 exciting new roles

WISB are excited to be currently recruiting for three senior technicians, each on a 16 month contract. Each of the roles will be supporting the research of our Research Career Development Fellows (RCDFs), and span across three different areas of Synthetic Biology. The deadline to apply is 4th May, with interviews expected to be held … Continue reading Now Recruiting – 4 exciting new roles

Drug-producing bacteria possible with synthetic biology breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles, from the University of Warwick and the University of Surrey. Led by the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre at Warwick’s School of Engineering and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, new … Continue reading Drug-producing bacteria possible with synthetic biology breakthrough

Design and Engineering of Synthetic Biosystems in Spetses, Greece

WISB are proud to announce their participation in the organisation of a FEBS Advanced Course. Entitled Design and Engineering of Synthetic Biosystems, the course will run from 9-17 September in the island of Spetses in Greece. This course will be of most benefit to PhD students, and early career postdoctoral fellows. The course will be … Continue reading Design and Engineering of Synthetic Biosystems in Spetses, Greece

SynBioCDT now open for applications!

The EPSRC & BBSRC Synthetic Biology Centre for Doctoral Training (SynBioCDT) is a 4-year doctoral programme that offers training in the new field of Synthetic Biology, the “Engineering of Biology”. This centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick. Students from a wide range of academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply … Continue reading SynBioCDT now open for applications!

The ‘lost 99%’ of microplastic ocean pollutants can now be identified

Estimates of how much plastic is in the ocean are not accurately represented as microplastics are hard to identify. A team of researchers from the University of Warwick, led by WISB member Dr Joseph Christie-Oleza, has devised a new way to identify what is known as the “lost 99%” of plastic particles in the world’s … Continue reading The ‘lost 99%’ of microplastic ocean pollutants can now be identified

Apply now for a PhD starting in October 2018

Applications can be made to the SynBio CDT programme for PhDs starting in October 2018. The 4-year studentships cover UK/EU Tuition Fees in full and pay an annual stipend. The next application deadline is 24th November 2017. The SynBioCDT draws upon the breadth and depth of multidisciplinary expertise within the research environment at the Universities of … Continue reading Apply now for a PhD starting in October 2018

Successful meet at WISB’s International Workshop

The WISB International Workshop ran from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st September 2017 and was hosted at the picturesque Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, the University of Warwick’s conference facility in Venice. Over the course of the three days, delegates experienced many informative and insightful talks from both WISB members and invited international experts in Synthetic Biology. … Continue reading Successful meet at WISB’s International Workshop

WISB International Workshop taking place in Venice

The WISB International Workshop will take place next week from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st September 2017 in Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, the University of Warwick’s conference facility in Venice. The workshop will see WISB members come together with external speakers to discuss advances in their research, the latest global advances in Synthetic Biology, and will … Continue reading WISB International Workshop taking place in Venice

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