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Synthetic Biology Workshop 7-8 Sep 15
A number of prominent speakers in the field of Synthetic Biology will be speaking at this workshop at the University of Surrey on the 7th and 8th of September. The workshop is part of a BBSRC International Partnering Award to facilitate collaboration between academic and industrial researchers from the UK and Argentina.

The workshop offers a packed and interesting programme. More information and programme details can be found on our website or register by contacting Dr Claudio Avignone-Rossa.

Presenting a paper at IWA Chile in November?

Early Career Travel Bursaries on offer

We have three travel bursaries worth up to £1,500 available to Early Career Researches who will be making oral presentations at the biannual IWA conference in Chile in November.
If this applies to you (or you know someone who qualifies) we would welcome applications until the deadline of the end of August. Visit our website for detailed guidance and an application form.

UK to New Zealand mission on Agricultural and Bio-technologies - 23/24 Sep 15

This mission is planned to coincide with the NZBIO, New Zealand's annual biotechnology conference in Wellington, NZ. UK mission participants are encouraged to register and attend the event.

The High Commission is cooperating with the conference organisers and other NZ organisations to co-host a 120-minuted International Opportunities workshop during the conference, where you and other participants may make a presentation and explore potential collaborations with NZ organisations.

First come, first served funding (up to £1500) is available to UK R&D participants who seek to pursue a commercially-orientated collaboration. More information can be found on our website.

 
Highlights from our blog:

Early Career Researchers Win at AD Network Event
Value of AD Research Recognised with AD Ambassador Award
How Bioscience Benefits the UK Economy
Paper - Ligno-cellulosic feedstock in the UK
 
Research Council Policy Internships

Application deadline: 28 Aug 15

This looks like a great opportunity for RCUK funded PhD students but comes with a very short deadline
http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/skills/policyinternships/
 
Hosting partners include:
    Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) - London
    Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) - Edinburgh
    The Research Service (RS, National Assembly for Wales) - Cardiff
    British Library
    Centre for Science & Policy
    Government Office for Science
    The Royal Society
    Society of Biology
 
In addition to the above eight partners, ESRC students also have the opportunity to apply for policy internships hosted by:
 
    College of Policing
    Cabinet Office
    Department for Communities and Local Government
    Home Office
    Office for National Statistics
    Public Health England
    Scrutiny Unit
 
And finally...

-Apply for Business Interaction Vouchers! If you have a business challenge that could be helped by some research, a BIV is for you. We have currently funded nearly £47K of these small research projects and there are more in the pipeline. Find out more and apply here.
-Bursaries are available: travel bursaries for early career researchers and funding for secondments to develop research proposals, both in the UK and overseas. More information here.
-Check out our Calendar of Events for all the best events happening in the world of AD
-Interested in an area of research? The AD Network can help with organisation and funding networking events - contact us. For example, we are in the process of arranging specialist workshop on membranes to be held later this year, details TBC.
-Check out the winners and photos from our Early Career Researcher Event - here.
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