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Careers fair for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE) scientists

April 12th 2017, University of Sheffield

Our career fair will provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. There are several talks you can attend about the sector and the opportunities within it, along with opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals.

  • Explore careers in IBBE from laboratory based jobs to working as a patent lawyer
  • Meet employers with graduate schemes, current and future job opportunities
  • Hear from different employers about what it’s like to work for them
  • Get feedback on your CV in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak with industrialists in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak with academics in our one-to-one clinics
  • Speak to the BBSRC about your future career in academia in our one-to-one clinics
  • Directing Biosynthesis V

    22 – 24 March 2017, University of Warwick

    royal_society_of_chemistry-svgNatural products produced predominantly by microorganisms and plants have inspired the development of many blockbuster drugs, crop protection agents and other high value chemicals. Biosynthetic research is strategically important commercially but also to society as a whole and will continue to help address emerging challenges in health, the environment and sustainability on a global scale. While this multidisciplinary field is driven by genetic and associated technological advances, chemistry remains the central focus with key input from the fields of organic chemistry, enzymology, biochemistry and ecology

    Directing Biosynthesis V provides a significant opportunity for scientists interested in the biosynthesis of natural products to hear more about developments in the field, network and present their own work during poster sessions and talks. Sessions will include: pathway engineering, enzymology and structural biology, biosynthesis of cell walls/targets for antimicrobials, natural products discovery – a response to AMR, and chemical ecology. Oral abstract deadline 9th October.

    More information, including abstract submission and registration can be found on the event website: http://www.rsc.org/events/detail/22912/

    New €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

    superbio-logo-nlNNFCC are looking for SMEs ready to take part in the development of value chains through partnering with other stakeholders across Europe (feedstock, technology provider and/or end-user). SuperBIO aims to offer them access to innovation services, helping to materialise a chosen value chain.

    Funding of up to € 60,000 is available for SMEs through the SuperBIO project via innovation support services (i.e. techno-economic evaluation, sustainability assessment, market appraisal, techno-economic evaluation, access to scale-up facilities).

    More information can be found here.

    UK Catalysis Hub JMT Catalysis Medal


    UK Catalysis Hub is launching a new medal in honouring the achievements of Sir John Meurig Thomas. The medal will be awarded to Scientists working in the UK in all fields of Catalytic science and engineering. 

    The deadline for nominations is 30 September 2016 and the 2016 JMT Medal will be awarded to an Early Career researcher (< 12 years from start of PhD). See the BIOCATNET news article for more information.  To submit a nomination contact Dr Josie Goodall (josie.goodall@rc-harwell.ac.uk).

    http://www.ukcatalysishub.co.uk

    Biotechnology YES 2016

    YES is an innovative competition which aims to raise awareness of the commercialisation of scientific ideas among the research community. YES has been running for 21 years and has a track record of inspiring postgraduates to take their careers somewhere they may not have previously imagined.

    How does YES work?

    A team of 4 or 5 members work together to devise a business plan for a company based on hypothetical science.

    Places are provided FREE of charge to most researchers.

    The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium X

    On the 30th June – 1st July, the University of Warwick will host the tenth annual meeting exploring the chemistry and biology of natural products covering subjects from synthetic chemistry to microbial genetics.

    This two-day symposium is aimed at postgraduate students, PDRAs and young academics but is also open to any academic/industrialist working in any areas of natural product chemistry and biology.

    ESSIB 2016: European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology

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    The third edition of the “European Summer School on Industrial Biotechnology” will take place in Barcelona, 5th-9th September, 2016 with a focus on “Bioprocess design and optimisation for the production of recombinant proteins: Concepts, tools, methods and current challenges”. The summer school is aimed towards PhD students and postdocs, preferentially from European labs, and started in 2014 to take place annually in a different country and with a different focus for each edition. The Summer School is currently organized by a network of three partners (University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Biotechnology and Biosciences), the University of Stuttgart (Institute of Technical Biochemistry), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Department of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering). More partners are invited to join the network.

    Industrial Biotechnology Skills Conference and Workshop, 18-19 May 2016, Manchester

    This two-day BBSRC event, developed in conjunction Cogent Skills and the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum, is an opportunity for early career researchers to discover more about possible career paths in Industrial Technology, including those outside the laboratory. This event will feature career development workshops and activities, as well as sessions from individuals in academia & industry highlighting various career paths and opportunities.

    This event will bring together a mix of early career researchers from 8 BBSRC NIBB. BIOCATNET will sponsor up to 12 people to attend this event free of charge, these places are available to PhD students, Post-docs, and early career industry researchers. Click here to download the the event flyer.

    BIOCATNET, CBMNet, BioProNet Event – Overcoming Cellular Barriers: Implications for Industrial Biotechnology


    Three BBSRC NIBB – BioCatNet, BioProNet, and CBMNet – are hosting a two day event to address the challenges of protein secretion and targeting in Industrial Biotechnology. Three themes form the backdrop of the meeting: Protein Trafficking in Eukaryotic Cells, Protein Export from Bacterial Cell Factories, and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins and Other Molecules to Targets.