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Dear <<First Name>>,

First, a big thank you to everyone who attended our recent 5th Annual Science Meeting at BMA House in London and made the conference so successful.

Here are some more events that you might be interested in: 

MIBio 2018: Stability of biopharmaceuticals:
from molecular interactions to successful products

15th November, Downing College, Cambridge
The MIBio conference series engages world leading experts from industry and academia in a discussion in how the latest molecular interaction based discoveries can be exploited in biopharmaceutical formulation to produce more effective, patient-friendly and safer therapeutic products.
MIBio 2018 will focus on discussing these challenges as well as strategies to overcome them, particularly focusing on formulation, drug product development and device and regulatory strategies. We expect more than 100 delegates from industry and academia to create an interesting and stimulating event fostering new collaborations and discoveries that will help steer the development of the next generation formulation technologies. We will be inviting abstracts for poster submissions and welcome applications for sponsor and exhibitor slots on the day.
Student registration only £35!
More details

bioProcessUK Conference 2018
20-22 November, Edinburgh
Kicking-off on 20 November with the popular pre-conference networking evening, we will gather together at Edinburgh Castle for an evening of drinks and catching-up - great for those arriving early.
The conference itself will take place in the heart of Edinburgh at the impressive Assembly Rooms. The ever-popular Conference dinner will take place just a short walk away at The Hub, where we will enjoy drinks and a three-course meal.

Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Open Innovation Event
30 November 2018, Wilton Centre, Redcar
This event is an opportunity for small and medium sized businesses, spin-out companies and academics to meet key FDB personnel and find out more about our innovation strategy and open innovation opportunities. Companies are invited to pitch their technology-driven products, services or processes to FDB. This is a great opportunity for potential business partnerships with FDB to be formed. The networking sessions are also a chance to make new contacts and discover technologies that other businesses are developing. A tour of the FDB labs is also included.
Closing date for applications is October 31st 2018. For any enquiries please email
Please complete the online application at

AIMday AI for Biotechnology
January 14 2019, Newcastle University 
Academic Industry Meeting day, or AIMday, is centred on focused workshops that address key technology questions put forth by industry. The questions are submitted around a central theme (in this case AI for Biotechnology) which is then discussed and brainstormed jointly between industry participants and academics thus leveraging multidisciplinary expertise from across the university.
Each question or challenge on the topic of AI in Biotechnology submitted by a company is tackled by a group of academics, with the aim of finding a pathway to a solution.
The AIMday workshop format is unique, tried-and-tested: One question, One hour, One group of academic experts tackling it. 
To register for this AIMday event as industry/other organisation, you need to submit at least one question in advance of the meeting. This is your entrance ticket to meet academic scientists who can contribute in the process of solving the challenge set by the question.
The submitted questions will be listed on the website for the meeting.
For more information and to register, please visit the website 

Recombinant Protein Production 10
24-27 April 2019, CretaMaris Beach Resort Hotel, Crete 
Sessions include
Host physiology under RPP conditions
Cell engineering for RPP
RPP processes at industrial scale
New-format and difficult to express proteins

Confirmed speakers include:
Nicole Borth (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
David Humphreys (UCB)
Nathan Lewis (University of California San Diego)
Tjeerdvan Rij (DSM)
Andy Racher (Lonza)
Francesca Cerroni (Imperial College London)
Kerstin Otte (BiberachUniversity of Applied Sciences)
Mateusz Wydro (F-Star) 
Brigitte Gasser (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)
Over 200 delegates from academic and industry attended recent conferences in this series, and we hope to meet those delegates again in Crete and to welcome new faces to the long-running and extremely successful RPP series. The conference programme and registration system are here:

Gap Summit 2019
June 16-20th 2019, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, USA
GapSummit is the premier, global, intergenerational biotechnology summit that attracts world leaders and the next generation of leaders to substantively discuss pressing challenges facing the bioeconomy and catalyze innovation to address these challenges.
GapSummit competitively selects 100 Leaders of Tomorrow from around the world to attend the summit. We look for students, entrepreneurs and young professionals with a proven track record of leadership and expertise in the biotech field. GapSummit 2019 will provide Leaders of Tomorrow with an unparalleled opportunity to network with, challenge and learn from current world leaders in the biotech field. Leaders of Tomorrow will also gain a comprehensive overview of biotech trends and issues, inciting discussion about world challenges that will to be met by scientific and business innovations.



ERA CoBioTech call
The second transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of ERA CoBioTech aims to contribute to the transformation of the global economy from a dependence on fossil raw materials to a sustainable bio-based economy. Funding will be granted for a maximum of three years according to national regulations.
Research projects must be multidisciplinary and will need to address one of the following topics:
Topic A – Microbial communities (natural or synthetic), co-cultures and cascades of microorganisms for new products, value-added products and supply services and sustainable industrial processes
Topic B – Pure cultures, cell free systems and enzymes for new products, value-added products and supply services and sustainable industrial processes
The application process is one phase and the deadline for proposals is 14 December 2018
 Further information:


Upcoming BBSRC calls 

BBSRC enterprise fellowships

Closing date: 31 Oct 18

Future leaders fellowships

Closing date: 31 Oct 18

International workshops

Closing date: 15 Nov 18

Biotechnology for a sustainable bioeconomy

Closing date: 14 Dec 18

Responsive mode research grants

Closing date: 16 Jan 19

New investigator scheme

Closing date: 16 Jan 19

Industrial partnership awards

Closing date: 16 Jan 19

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