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The latest insights & analyses from the SynbiCITE team

20 blog articles

Engineering Biology for a Better World

Two recent events saw SynbiCITE working in partnership with OBN to connect with new audiences; a Senior Executive Breakfast at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London in late February, and the BioTuesday on ‘Engineering Biology for a Better World’ at the Mathematical Institute in Oxford in early March. Both drew on the idea of engineering biology as a technology with the power to ‘heal us, feed us and fuel us’.

14 mar
A look forward to SynBioBeta London 2017

The annual SynBioBeta London Conference, now in its 5th year, will return to London from the 4th-6th April 2017. With this exciting event less than a ...

13 mar
Investing in a better future: a look forward to the SynbiCITE Investor Breakfast at the House of Lords

Engineering biology is a catalyst for growing the global bioeconomy, and represents a clear money making opportunity. It will shape our future and is ...

13 mar
Reviewing the IET-SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2016

December 2016 saw the 1st International Conference on Engineering Biology take place in London. Here we look back over some conference highlights and award winners.

17 jan
Bio-start: the story so far and looking forward to the final

​As 2017 kicks off, we take a look back at the last 4 months of the Bio-start competition, and at what is to come as it progresses this year.

12 jan
DIY Labware: the advanced cupholder

Sometimes your liquid handling robot needs to be able to use tubes but they have to be placed in exactly the correct position every time. 3D printing ...

5 jan
Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology Review

As this Autumn’s Lean Launchpad for Synthetic Biology drew to a close, the teams described the lessons learned from the programme. William Pelton who ...

8 dec
International Genetically Engineered Competition (iGEM) 2016

Attributed to Eleanor Chambers iGEM volunteer The 2016 Giant Jamboree took place at the Hynes Convention Center in downtown Boston last week (Oct 27-...

4 nov
Synthetic Biology and Biomedicine

Engineering microenvironmental sensitive devices for targeted therapies With rapidly progressing rational design of synthetic devices, synthetic biol...

3 oct
Synthetic Biology Publications: Top Ten

Synthetic biology first entered the scientific lexicon in 1970s in the wake of the then recent developments in recombinant DNA technology when Waclaw ...

20 sep
Some Thoughts on the Engineering of Biology

Prof Richard Kitney, Co-Director SynbiCITEIt is almost a decade and a half since Tom Knight introduced the concept of BioBricks, or standard biologica...

18 aug
Entrepreneur Q&A: Ted Fjallman

Q: What is your background?A: Scientist – I liked physics and genetics, but I was already interested in business and communication (and history) at a ...

16 aug
Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology Alumni: Where are they now? Part 2

Gabriella Santosa and Florence Gschwend were awarded the prestigious 2016 Althea PrizeIn the latest of our occasional series, we look at past particip...

25 jul
SynbiCITE Fact-Finding Mission to China

SynbiCITE reports on its recent fact-finding mission to China and the state of Sino-synbio.

25 jul
CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing partners with CAR-T cell therapy

The CRISPR-Cas9 system has rapidly become an indispensable tool in research labs around the world. Now it is finding an application as a therapeutic.

19 jul
The Second Human Genome Project: HGP-Write

Professor Paul Freemont discuses the potential sequel to the Human Genome Project: HGP-Write.

29 jun
IET/SynbiCITE Joint Workshop and Conference on Engineering Biology

SynbiCITE and the IET are planning a joint Engineering Biology workshop and conference for December 2016.

7 jun
We Use ‘Version Control’ for Synthetic Biology at The Foundry. Here’s Why You Should Too

Drawing inspiration from programming.

2 jun
Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology Alumni: Where are they now? Part 1

The entrepreneurial programme Lean Launchpad for Synthetic Biology returns to London this autumn. Where are last year's budding entrepreneurs now?

31 may
Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology: Autumn 2016

The entrepreneurial programme Lean LaunchPad for Synthetic Biology returns to London this autumn.

26 may