Microbial Cycling of Volatile Organic Compounds: Biogeochemistry to Biotechnology

07-08 Feb 22, Norwich, Abstract deadline: 4 Oct 21 Microbes are the organisms primarily responsible for degrading, modifying and producing Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs), which are: Responsible for altering the climate and atmosphere Sources of energy, carbon, nitrogen and sulfur Signalling molecules Stress protectants Biomarkers Valuable for biotechnology This …

HBBE Annual Summit 2021 – Biotechnology for the Built Environment, 6-9 July

This free, online, four day event will host international speakers who are leaders in biotechnology, design and fields related to the built environment, as well as showcasing the early work emerging from the HBBE. Organised around our four research themes – Microbial Environments, Living Construction, Building Metabolism and Responsible Interactions …

Imminent funding opportunities from the National Engineering Biology Programme

Engineering Biology   UKRI partners including BBSRC, EPSRC, Innovate UK, MRC, and NERC, have worked closely with MoD/Dstl to engage the UK community and establish a vision for UK engineering biology. Building on this vision, UKRI continues to develop a proposal for an ambitious National Engineering Biology Programme (NEBP) to …

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing?

Can biomass displace petrochemicals as a feedstock for manufacturing? The world is committed to decarbonising human activities to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. If we are to restrict global temperature rise to 1.5-2.0 by the end of this Century, we will have to eliminate the use of fossil-based …

CIWM WEBINAR: EQUALITY, DIVERSITY and INCLUSION IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY, 31 Mar 21

The purpose of the webinar is to explore whether the waste industry is doing enough to meet the need for equality, diversity and inclusion.  Presentations will cover the scope of EDI within a membership driven organisation, what EDI means in the workplace environment, unconscious bias, the presence and experiences of …

E3BNet: Seminar – “UK to get the world’s first commercial precious metal bio-refinery from e-waste”

Join Ollie Crush and Andy Hanratty, Mint Innovation on 16 March 2021 at 18.30. Mint Innovation is a cleantech start-up founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2016. Mint’s mission is to develop and deploy new technologies to aid the recovery of valuable materials from urban mine feedstocks. A core current …

Webinar Outcomes – “FOG/Fatberg Mitigation and Societal Behaviour – Aspects of Environmental Biotech”

SYNOPSIS The new EBNet Webinar series replaced our annual Research Colloquium with top-quality, specialist webinars on a range of EB topics. Concluding the 2020-21 programme with “FOG/Fatberg Mitigation and Societal Behaviour – Aspects of Environmental Biotech” were Dr Mar Batista, British Water and Natalia Jawiarczyk, Cranfield University. A combination of …

Webinar Outcomes – “How to Engineer a Microbial Ecosystem – Fundamentals of Environmental Biotech”

SYNOPSIS The new EBNet Webinar series is designed to replace our annual Research Colloquium with top-quality, specialist webinars on a range of EB topics. Leading the discussion this January to explore the latest in “How to Engineer a Microbial Ecosystem – Fundamentals of Environmental Biotech”, was Professor Tom Curtis, Newcastle. …

Responsible Innovation: Industrial Biotechnology and Engineering Biology

Mon 25 Jan 21 10:30-14:00, online EBNet is pleased to be participating in this event hosted by the Carbon Recycling Network, the Nottingham BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre, and the ENGICOIN project, in collaboration with the Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham. Registration (which closes at 8 am, Mon 25 Jan) and further details …

Early Career Researcher* Conference: 28 June – 1 July 2021

Online bite-sized sessions – Agenda available now THIS FREE EVENT IS NOW CLOSED FOR POSTER/PRESENTATION REGISTRATION but open for Talking Head (short networking video) registrations only – see details below. Note that all registered attendees will have received a separate link by email with links to meetings, posters and networking …

Webinar Outcomes – “Organohalide Bioremediation – Current Approaches in Environmental Biotech”

SYNOPSIS (The video is available here) The new EBNet Webinar series is designed to replace our annual Research Colloquium with top-quality, specialist webinars on a range of EB topics. Under the spotlight this January to share the latest in “Organohalide Bioremediation – Current Approaches in Environmental Biotech”, were Dr Sophie …

EBNet Webinar: “FOG/Fatberg Mitigation and Societal Behaviour – Aspects of Environmental Biotech”

Tuesday, 9th February 2021 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm This event is now over. View the summary here. The presentation by Dr Mar Batista is available here; Natalia Jawiarczyk’s presentation is currently embargoed. In place of our Research Colloquium 2021, EBNet are hosting a series of specialist webinars to support …

EBNet Webinar: “How to Engineer a Microbial Ecosystem – Fundamentals of Environmental Biotech”

Tuesday, 26th January 2021 at 12:00 – 1:30 pm This event is now over. View the summary here. This event is FREE-TO-MEMBERS. Non-members are welcome – join the Network for free prior to registration. In place of our Research Colloquium 2021, EBNet are hosting a series of specialist webinars to …