Other NIBB Events

IBCarbNet: GlycoBioTechnology, 29-30 August 2018, Manchester, UK

More information to follow.

C1net: Metabolic Modelling Workshop 4, Park Hotel, Nottingham, 15 - 19 January 2018

Redirecting an organism’s metabolism towards novel products raises a number of design issues.  What is the impact of the new pathway on the cell's energy and redox metabolism?  Can the precursor and coenzyme requirements be satisfied?  Should some parts of the metabolic network be blocked off to ensure the most efficient routes to the product are favoured?  Answering these questions needs tools that can compute and compare feasible routes through the cell's metabolic network, as well as methods for defining and representing the metabolic network in a way the tools can use.  This is the domain of structural analysis of metabolism, and techniques such as elementary modes analysis and flux balance analysis.  This combined theoretical and practical course will explain the theory behind these techniques and give hands-on experience of building metabolic network models and calculating feasible and optimal routes through them.  It will be presented by David Fell and his colleagues in the Cell Systems Modelling Group of Oxford Brookes University.  It covers the same area as the previous C1net Modelling Workshop 1 and 3, but is complementary to Workshop 2 on kinetic models.

C1net Conference 3 - East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham - 5 - 7 November 2017

This is the third C1net conference, and focuses on Chemical production from C1gases by gas fermentation. More information available here.

HVCfP: Annual meeting, 19 Oct, Manchester

The programme will combine a showcase of updates from Network-funded Projects, invited talks and flash presentations selected from titles submitted by delegates.

BioProNet 4th Annual Science Meeting, 10-11 Oct, Warwick

NPRONET community meeting, 4-5 Oct, Manchester

At the event we will hear about some of the projects funded through our proof of concept and business interaction voucher schemes. We would also like to invite those with recent research progress in the field to speak as well as industry to present new challenges to the community.

C1net @ New Scientist Live, Excel, London, 28 September- 1 October 2017

Rooted in the biggest, best and most provocative science, New Scientist Live will touch on all areas of human life. The show will feature five immersive zones covering Humans, Engineering, Technology, Earth and Cosmos, plus a main stage and VIP area. New Scientist is the world’s biggest science weekly, enjoyed by over 5m people each week. We publish across digital and print channels, including editions in the USA, and Australia.

IBCarb & BIOCATNET: Bioactive Polysaccharides, 12-13 Sept, Cambridge

Due 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. More information here.

ADNet Event: AD Network Research Colloquia, 11-12 Sept, University of Southampton

Find out more about the research that the AD Network has funded. Speakers and agenda to be announced soon. You can register online here.

HVCfP event: Utilising genetic resources in R&D, 13 July 201711.00-15.15, York

The HVCfP Network is organising a free, interactive and informal half day training event combining informative talks and practical activities to build confidence about how the Nagoya Protocol and associated Regulations relate to R&D. To find out more about this event, see Is this event for me? The draft programme is available to download from the resources panel on the left. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions before booking a place at this event.

More information available.

ADNet Event: Third Annual Early Career Resesarcher Conference, 3-4 July 2017, University of Birmingham

BioCatNet & IBioIC: Biohalogenation meeting, 13 June

Selective halogenation is widely used for tuning the properties of high value bio-actives, particularly in the pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals sectors. In that context halogenation is achieved entirely by chemical methods, and such processes present environmental challenges. For these reasons biocatalytic methods for halogenation, although rare, are attractive. More information available here.

HVCfP event: Sharing nature’s genetic resources – implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing
24 January 2017, DoubleTree by Hilton, Islington 60 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LA

This free one day workshop is aimed at those responsible for writing funding applications, managing research projects or commercialising the outputs from research using plants or plant derivatives. The workshop will be supported by Regulatory Delivery, the competent authority for ABS in the UK. Delegates must be willing to participate in sharing from past experiences and discussing best practice for the future, and will be expected to bring a laptop or other device that they can use to access the online ABS Clearing House (free WiFi is available). Places are limited but resources will be available after the workshop if delegates wish to disseminate their learning at their home institution.

The deadline to apply for a place is 16th November 2016.

More information available.

CBMNet Event: Social and Political challenges for the Bioeconomy December 8-9 2016, Sheffield, UK

This event will address the challenges facing the bioeconomy related to rapid scientific, technological and social change. It will bring together UK industrial biotechnology leaders and academics to discuss grand challenges and then hopes to forge new collaborations between delegates, who will go on to apply for funding to begin to solve these problems.

Metals in Biology Network Large Community Meeting
Durham University, 18-20 December 2016

An opportunity for the many metals-related communities that have developed during the BBSRC NIBB to meet. The programme will include (amongst others) presentations from those funded by the Network. Speakers include Janneke Balk (JI), Neil Bruce (York), Peter Chivers (Durham), Nick Jakubovics (Newcastle), Nick Le Brun (UEA), Robert Poole (Sheffield), Emma Raven (Leicester), Mark Shepherd (Kent), Kylie Vincent (Oxford), Martin Warren (Kent) and Luet Wong (Oxford).

Details to follow on Metals in Biology Website

CBMNet: Introduction to Industrial Biotechnology - short course
CPI, Wilton Centre, Redcar, 15-17 November 2016

If you are looking to diversify into Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy (IBBE), need to learn more or want to transfer your skills to an emerging sector, this course, based at The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, will provide a hands-on live working environment, within world class Industrial Biotechnology facilities.

This 3 day course, will provide delegates with a foundation understanding of biological membranes, the role they play in IBBE and demonstrates this in action on-site for two state of the art industrial processes.


HVCfP and PHYCONET Joint event: High value products from algae workshop
Nottingham, 1-2 November 2016

Algae have huge potential as chemical factories to produce high value products for a range of industrial applications. Micro algae have been used to produce a wide range of products from biofuels to high value chemicals such as cosmetic ingredients and nutritional supplements. Macro algae are also an abundant source of natural products. This workshop will present current work on algae, examining systems and processing for discovery, pathway engineering and production; as well as exploring industrial applications.

The workshop will provide a cross-Network forum to explore bottlenecks that need to be addressed to realise the full potential of algae research for industry and to enable new, cross-disciplinary collaborations. Examples of work funded by both Networks will also be presented.

This workshop is open to HVCfP or PHYCONET members only and is free to attend. More information is available on the HVCfP website. Booking deadline: 15th September 2016.

BioProNet: Scientific Meeting

Nottingham, 19-20 September 2016

Sessions include:

  • Designing efficient cell-expression systems
  • Building expression systems into optimised processes
  • Molecular characterisation of process quality
  • Upstream meets downstream : an integrated reality

 Programme details and registrarion information on BioProNet website

BioProNET: Early career research event 2016 - Empowering the impact of your research and future career choices
Brighton, 6-7 September 2016

Day 1: Presentation and media skills

Day 2: CV clinic, interviewing and interview skills Sessions include expert talks and a social networking session

Programme information and booking details available on BioProNet website

NPRONET: Genomics-Driven Approaches to Bioactive Natural Product Discovery
Syngenta, Jealott’s Hill, 10 August 2016

This joint event hosted by NPRONET and a BBSRC/Syngenta-funded consortium of researchers from the Universities of Warwick, Cambridge, Manchester and Bristol will focus on the genomics-driven approaches for the discovery of novel natural products with potential applications in agriculture and other industries.

The event is free including an evening meal and accommodation on the 10th August to encourage networking. Confirmed speakers include:

Marnix Medema, Wageningen University
Paul Jensen, University of California San Diego
Vid Hegde, Dow AgroSciences
Greg Challis, University of Warwick
Bill Metcalfe, University of Illinois Urbana Champagne

Abstracts are invited (submission deadline 17 June). More information and meeting registration at the NPRONET website.