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Midven’s UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, along with SynbiCITE, a pioneering Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), have announced the launch of Bio-start. This annual competition, worth £200,000 to the successful UK innovator, will help early-stage synthetic biology innovators to move ground-breaking ideas closer to the market. The science of synthetic biology Synthetic biology lies […]

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Following the completion of the sequencing of the entire human genome in 2003, dubbed ‘Human Genome-read’, a team of over 20 scientists, along with business people and policy leaders, have created ‘Human Genome Project-write’. Launched in June 2016, the key aim of the open, international research project is to develop new technologies for genome-scale engineering, […]

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The Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP has launched the UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016. The ‘Biodesign for the Bioeconomy’ plan builds on the success of the 2012 Synthetic Biology Roadmap for the UK with a strong focus on the applications of the technology, in particular it focuses on five strategic areas: Accelerating […]

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