Category: Skills

UPDATE 06/08/18: Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career

Cogent BBSRC logosBIOCATNET, along with other BBSRC NIBB and Cogent Skills, hosted the second IB conference on “Beyond the lab: Developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career”. The two-day conference was aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and early career industry researchers from the BBSRC NIBB networks. The objective of the conference was to broaden delegate’s awareness of possible careers outside of the university laboratory, and highlight the professional skills they will need in addition to their technical skills.

The sessions from the first day were recorded as seminars, and along with all of the presentations can be accessed on the Cogent Skills website: https://www.cogentskills.com/beyond-the-lab-developing-your-ibc

The full programme for the conference can be found HERE.

IBioIC Fermentation Training Course, 10th September 2018

IBioIC logoIBioIC is committed to creating a workforce that has expertise across industrial biotechnology using a combination of traditional educational programmes (HND, MSc, PhD) as well as providing a programme of continuing professional development (CPD) for industry.

The first in a series of CPD events is planned for Monday 10th September and will take the format of a 1-day training course covering basic principles of fermentation. This course will be run at the IBioIC FlexBio facility at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Discounts are available to IBioIC industrial members.

If you work in industry and are interested in participating then please get in touch no later than 27th August. email: judith.huggan@IBioIC.com

New Industrial Biotechnology Strategy launched to secure UK leadership in clean growth

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Today the Industrial Biotechnology Leadership Forum (IBLF) launches the new ‘National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030’, promoted in partnership with the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA). The Strategy has been developed by the IBLF and two BBSRC NIBB, CBMNet and BIOCATNET.

The National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030 aims to ensure that the UK becomes a leader in the global shift towards clean growth by fostering the development of industrial biotechnology SMEs. It will be launched at an event in Parliament on Wednesday 6 June organised by the BIA and hosted by Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge. The event brings together industry, academia and policymakers to discuss how the UK industrial biotechnology sector can solve many environmental problems by promoting clean growth and reducing waste, such as oil-based plastics by creating biodegradable alternatives.

Beyond the lab: developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career

BIOCATNET and Cogent Skills are hosting the second IB conference on “Beyond the lab: Developing your Industrial Biotechnology Career”. The two-day conference is aimed at PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and early career industry researchers from the BBSRC NIBB network. The objective of the conference is to broaden delegate’s awareness of possible careers outside of the university laboratory, and highlight the professional skills they will need in addition to their technical skills.

The full programme for the conference can be found HERE.

The event takes place at the University of York Exhibition Centre on the 18-19th of July 2018. BIOCATNET has up to 15 places available, to register your interest in the event please complete the application form and return it along with a cover letterstating your background and why you would like to attend the event to the BIOCATNET network managers.

For more information download the event agenda.

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Developing a Strategy for Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy in the UK

In March 2017 RSM was commissioned by a consortium of four BBSRC NIBB, acting on behalf of the members of all 13 networks, to produce a report on the UK’s industrial biotechnology landscape. The report is available in full here and summary here.

The report was launched on the 31st October at an invited event held in Sheffield and attended by almost 90 delegates drawn from academia, industry, and other key stakeholders. We will be working in the coming months to engage further with those people and other stakeholders who weren’t able to attend the launch in order to develop and implement an action plan that delivers the recommendations of the report. If you would like to comment or contribute to those efforts, then please contact the NIBB Network Managers.