Category: Events

IBCarb & BIOCATNET: Bioactive Polysaccharides, 12th-13th September 2017

Tuesday 12th September, 12 noon – Wednesday 13th September 2017, 1.30pm, Clare College, Cambridge, UK

BIOCATNET IBCarb Joint LogoDue to advances in the tools available to study carbohydrates, polysaccharides have been found to participate in many biological processes which has led to a growing area of research in the use of these “bioactive” polysaccharides. In addition, there is growing interest in the use of carbohydrates, as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, and their sustainable advanced manufacture via biotechnology and synthetic biology approaches.

The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XI, 29th-30th June 2017

On the 29th-30th June, the University of Warwick will host the eleventh 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.

CBMNET AND BIOCATNET: IMPORT AND EXPORT OF SMALL MOLECULES FOR BIOCATALYSIS

12th-13th September 2017, Waldorf Astoria, The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 2AB

Biochemists and microbiologists have long seen whole-cell biocatalysis as an area with great promise for chemical synthesis, for instance to address co-factor recycling or to enable construction of non-natural biosynthetic cascades, however significant challenges occur when substrate and product cannot be easily imported and exported from the cell. This event brings together academic scientists with diverse interests in the import and export of small molecules, alongside industrial scientists who are interested in improving the robustness of whole-cell biocatalysts.

UPDATED: Industrial Biotechnology in the Development of Advanced Materials

BIOCATNET - LoginWorkshop to be held 16th-17th January 2017 at The Principal Manchester (formerly, Palace Hotel), Oxford Road, Manchester

Registration: CLOSED

Advanced materials outperform conventional materials and have either superior mechanical, physical, chemical, biological, etc. properties, or have lower environmental impact in use or manufacture, compared with traditional materials. Advanced materials have been acknowledged as key enablers to economic and societal development, and are one of the UK Government’s “Eight Great Technologies” and are vital to address global grand challenges in health, low carbon transport and sustainable energy production.

Innovation in materials involves multi-disciplinary science, has cross-cutting impacts on other technology areas (e.g., nanotechnology, photonics), and enables novel advanced manufacturing techniques. Industrial biotechnology (IB) plays a key role in the development and manufacture of entire classes of material by use of enzymes and biotransformations that access novel chemistries, allow tailorable selectivities and use more benign reaction conditions. IB has revolutionised our ability to synthesise molecules of choice, and has made huge strides into industrial catalysis, pharmaceutical manufacture and biofuel production.

This workshop looks at how enzyme-based IB can improve materials’ manufacture, by improving process sustainability or by enhancing product functionality. The products may be produced or modified by enzymatic routes, or may include the enzymes as a main functional element of the end product.

The workshop aims to match IB solutions to the challenges presented by industrially focussed researchers.

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
  • 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.

    8th SIÑAL EXHIBITION: Biobased Products and Solutions, 24-25 May 2016

    The UKTI New Technologies team in Lyon is happy to partner with ABE events to bring you the 8th edition of the SIÑAL EXHIBITION which will be held on the 24th & 25th May 2016 in Châlons-en-Champagne. More inofrmation can be found on the website: www.sinal-exhibition.eu

    SIÑAL EXHIBITION focuses on Biobased Products and Solutions. Every year, thanks to an effective business meeting system, SIÑAL EXHIBITION brings together professionals, academics and researchers around topics such as BIOBASED MATERIALS, PLANT-BASED CHEMISTRY AND BIOENERGY

    Industrial Biotechnology Course: Biocatalysis through to Synthetic Biology


    Industrial Biotechnology Course: Biocatalysis through to Synthetic Biology

    When: 18-20 April 2016

    Where: Biochemical Engineering, University College London

    This unique module designed in collaboration with the Centre of Process Innovation (CPI) will introduce options for integrating biocatalysis into chemical manufacturing processes, and also explore successful examples of biocatalyst design, process operation and biorefining for sustainable manufacturing. In this module a series of lectures, problem solving case studies, and a practical workshop will provide close interaction with key academic and industrial speakers