EBNet Webinar: Using Big Data Approaches to Understand Microbial Communities 

Thursday, 10th February 2022 at 13.00 – 14.15 EBNet are hosting a series of specialist webinars to support knowledge exchange amongst members. Register here now to join the EBNet webinar “Using Big Data Approaches to Understand Microbial Communities“. Hear the latest developments from top speakers and participate in the online chat to …

EBNet Webinar: Biological and Technological Solutions to Microplastic Pollution

Thursday, 20th January 2022 at 12:00 – 14.00 EBNet are hosting a series of specialist webinars to support knowledge exchange amongst members. Registration is now closed. Hear the latest developments from top speakers and participate in the online chat to engage with questions. EVENT RECORDING COMING SOON. Presentations: Prof Jhuma …

Fishing for Viruses in Sewage. A tool for understanding the molecular epidemiology of tiny human pathogens

Webinar: Thursday, 16 December 2021, 12.00-13.00pm This talk is by Dr Javier Martin, NIBSC. Registration is now closed. The video of the session can be viewed here. Dr Javier Martin is currently working as a Principal Scientist in the Division of Virology, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) …

Wastewater Monitoring for Public Health: Research from the Environmental Monitoring for Health Protection (EMHP)

Webinar: Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12.00-13.00pm This talk is by Dr Jazz Grimsley, UK HSA. Registration is now closed. Dr Jasmine Grimsley’s current work in the Environmental Monitoring for Health Protection (EMHP) team at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) focuses on generating insights from wastewater on the COVID-19 pandemic …

Mass Spectrometry in Wastewater-based Epidemiology (WBE) for the Determination of Small and Large Molecules as Biomarkers of Exposure – Needs for COVID-19 Testing with Environmental Proteomics (EP-WBE)

Webinar: Thu 11 Nov, 11.00 am-noon This talk is by Professor Damia Barcelo – IDAEA-CSIC, Spain. Registration is now closed. View the talk on YouTube here. View Professor Barcelo’s presentation here and download the related paper here. The Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies (IDAEA) is an environmental science …

Developing the Next-Generation of Monitoring for Human and Env. Protection

Webinar: Wed 29 Sep 12:00-13:00 This talk is by Dr Andrew Singer, who is a Principal Scientist at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH). He is a pollution scientist with an interest in understanding its effects on microbial ecology and ecosystem function in soil and water systems. Dr …

REA: UK Green Gas Day 2021

National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham – 9 September 2021 UK Green Gas Day 2021 will cover policy and technical developments relevant to all green gases, including biomethane, low-carbon hydrogen, and bio-propane. Come to UK Green Gas Day to meet project developers and operators, financiers, feedstock providers, waste hauliers, technology providers and …

Agri-TechE: 2021 VOYAGE offers soft introduction to the North American agri-food ecosystem

Apply by 30th August 2021 VOYAGE offers funding for travel to Saskatchewan and discounted enrolment in the Global Agri-food Advancement Partnership (GAAP) incubator. GAAP brings together the resources of the Global Institute for Food Security, the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre and Innovation Place. The three-month incubator program supplies greenhouses, …

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 …