Environmental Biotechnology Network

Winners: Early Career Researcher Conference 2021

Congratulations to the winners of our EB Network ECR Conference 2021. Best Overall Presentation (joint): Anastasiia Kostrytsia, University of Glasgow, “DNA-SIP metagenomics to recover active ammonia- and nitrite oxidisers“Angie Sherry, Northumbria University and Jane Scott, Newcastle University, “Fibre Highways: translocation of the microbiome for hydrocarbon bioremediation“ Best Poster (joint 1st):Fatima …

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 …

IBioIC Funding Available

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre is pleased to announce funding available for innovative projects within any sector of industrial biotechnology. Project proposals must align to Scotland’s National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology. If you are interested in applying, please contact projects@ibioic.com or apply using the links below. Funding Body Name Funding …

JULY 21 Funding Roundup

UKRI: Embedded research on UK climate resilience22 July 2021 BEIS: Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2 Competition: expression of interest26 July 2021 UKRI: Developing engineering biology breakthrough ideas28 July 2021 Leverhulme Trust: Research Project Grants1 September 2021 The Royal Society: University Research Fellowship7 September 2021 The Royal Society: Entrepreneur in Residence …

JULY 21 Events Roundup

ICSBEP 2021: 15. International Conference on Structural Biotechnology and Environmental Physiology26-27 July 2021, London CIWEM webinar: Microplastics: Source to Sea2 September 2021 Royal Society of Chemistry (Biotechnology and Environmental Chemistry SIGs): Chemistry for the Environment17 September 2021, The Royal Society of Chemistry, London European Waste Water Management Conference28-29 September 2021, Hilton …

BioYorkshire Survey

How would you like to see Agritech and Biotech SMEs and entrepreneurs supported in Yorkshire? Help BioYorkshire (a 10-year plan to cement the Yorkshire region as the UK’s centre of innovation and commercialisation in the bio-economy) map the opportunities, challenges and useful interventions by taking part in a short 5 …

Online summer school – the Inspire Programme: Sustainable Aquaculture

The Sustainable Aquaculture summer school encourages talented recruits to create innovative solutions which increase the productivity and profitability of the aquaculture sector. The course will provide training and theory in finfish, shellfish, algae biology, culturing, growth, molecular and metabolite analysis; access to key stakeholders within the sector; and a final pitch …

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 …

JUNE 21 Events Roundup

BBNet Conference (live)13-15 October 2021 9th IWA Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Conference: Microbial Ecology Data & Principles for Water Systems and Industries18-20 October 2021 Energy Institute: Reservoir Microbiology Forum (RMF) 202110-11 November 2021 The Biochemical Society: Synthetic Biology UK 202122-23 November 2021, EMCC, Nottingham IWA Wastewater, Water and …

JUNE 21 Funding Roundup

BBNet: BIVOpen Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021 to 2022, round 230 June 2021 Algae-UK: BIV25 June 2021 E3BNet: BIV30 June 2021 IBioIC: Innovation Funding1 July 2021 Innovate UK: Young Innovators Awards 2021/2228 July 2021 KTN: The Steve Bishop Early Career Award30 July 2021 Innovate UK Smart Grants: May 202125 August …