Let’s talk synthetic biology

(BRUSSELS) The 10th anniversary European Innovation Summit (EIS) later this month will include a debate on the 'synthetic cell revolution'. Asking questions including: is it possible to build a living cel...

Breakthrough in fight against malaria

Scientists have pioneered a 'simple, elegant solution' that could drastically reduce the number of deaths caused by malaria. The drug typically used to treat the disease, artemisinin, has supply issues but n...

Middle East bioeconomy set for growth

(UAE) A team of leading international scientists has developed a method for growing algae - used to produce biofuels and food - in extreme Middle Eastern climates. The synthetic biologists from NYU Abu Dh...

$13M for synthetic biology research

Researchers in Australia are making advances in synthetic biology (SynBio) thanks to the support of a multi-million dollar fund. The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP) is a $13 mill...

Synthetic solution could save rhinos

(USA) Synthetic biology could hold the key to ending the mass slaughter of rhinos, according to new research. Demand has for rhino horn has shot up in recent years. Newly wealthy Asian countries use them ...

Game-changing biotech projects unveiled

|17 October 2016| Scotland Scotland's Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has announced a multi-million pound package of support for six game-changing synthetic biology projects. The Gl...

The biotech industry finds another gear

|30 August 2016| USA New research has unveiled a pioneering system which could revolutionise the biotechnology industry. It would replace the workhorse E. coli - used in biotech since the 1970s - by incre...

Financial backing for synthetic biology projects

|28 April 2016| International synthetic biology research projects could receive a major funding boost by collaborating with the world leading research talents within Scottish universities. The country's I...