New online portal to access the UK's Research and Innovation Infrastructure
UK Research and Innovation has launched a new interactive portal to encourage and help everyone access research and innovation infrastructure.
Total Food 2020 Conference
Total Food 2020: 15-17 April 2020, East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park Campus, University of Nottingham
Innovate UK Smart Grants: January 2020
Innovate UK, is investing up to £25 million in the best game-changing and commercially viable innovative or disruptive ideas. All proposals must be business focused. Closing date: 22nd April 2020
Bioactive compounds from fungi
Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute, the Westerdijk Institute and Utrecht University have generated a library of secondary metabolites from 10,207 fungi and have tested their biological activity using zebrafish embryos.
KTN Microbiome Special Interest Group Launch Event
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Microbiome Special Interest Group Launch Event will be held in London on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
Industrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals funding call
BBSRC is pleased to announce up to £2M for a funding call in Industrial Biotechnology for Improving Production of Higher Value Chemicals. The call will open on 5 November 2019.
UKRI Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Coordinator
UKRI will be running two webinar sessions to give potential applicants an opportunity to learn more about the programme. These will run on 17 October 11.00-12.30 and 22 October 13.30 – 15.00.
UKRI Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) scoping workshop
UKRI Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging (SSPP) scoping workshop will be held in Birmingham on 15th November.
UKRI Greenhouse Gas Removal call
This call is part of the interdisciplinary £31.5 million Strategic Priority Fund (SPF) Wave 2 Greenhouse Gas Removal Programme. The Programme is a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) initiative involving the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and Innovate UK.
KTN SPARK awards 2019
A call for up to 10 KTN SPARK awards is now open for projects in industrial biotechnology, plants & crops, livestock & aquaculture and food & drink.
Transgenic tobacco could be a cost-effective alternative to cell culture methods for producing industrial enzymes
Field trials of transgenic tobacco plants carried out by scientists suggest that engineered tobacco plants could be grown as crops to produce proteins and enzymes at a cheaper rate than currently used cell culture methods.
Biofuels International Conference and Expo
The Biofuels International Conference and Expo organised by Biofuels International, will take place from 22-23 October 2019 in Brussels.
Novel methodology for producing graphene
A team of scientists has utilised a bacterium to produce graphene from graphene oxide.
Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund by UK Research and Innovation
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund aims to support and fund UK businesses and research to address major industrial and societal challenges.
Eco-friendly plastics from plants
An EU-funded project will explore the use of biobased plastics for manufacturing various car parts.
Kew Science Festival
Kew Science Festival takes place this coming weekend, and is free and open to all.
Novel enzyme for lignin valorisation
Novel enzyme could help convert plant waste into valuable chemicals
Launch of Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub
Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub – harnessing UK strengths in biomanufacturing.
SME growth and use of Intellectual Property
A joint EPO-EUIPO study finds strong link between growth of SMEs and their use of IP
Hypertrans expression products
Leaf Expression Systems have launched their first line of Hypertrans® research products
Natural Science Collections and ABS
The Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) has announced that CETAF Code of Conduct on Access and Benefit Sharing is the first Best Practice to be officially recognized by the European Commission to meet the requirements of the EU ABS regulation.
EBNet early career researcher conference
EBNet - one of six Phase II BBSRC NIBB - is holding its first annual Early Career Researcher conferences in July.
HVB member awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship
A member of the HVB Network, Dr Benjamin Lichman, has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship.
UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme
Up to £1.2m funding for employee-led innovation is available now - expressions of interest from business are encouraged.
High value products from waste coffee
Two Scottish entrepreneurs have established a company to extract valuable oils from waste coffee grounds.
Methods for exploring the Plant Tree of Life
A special issue of 'Applications in Plant Sciences' has been published.
Sustainable production of fluorinated products in bacteria
Sustainable production of fluorinated products in bacteria is the focus of a new EU Project which seeks to engineer Pseudomonas putida as a cell factory to make fluorinated polymers.