Graham and Phil Wright involved in awarded IKC in Synbio

Graham and Prof Phillip Wright at ChELSi are the Sheffield Co-Is on a large £10million BBSRC, EPSRC and the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) funded  Innovation Knowledge Centre in Synthetic Biology that is being lead by Imperial college, called SynbiCITE.  It is a partnership between 17 universities and 13 companies in this sphere who have also promised extra investment as part of activities.  It was announced at the recent SB6.0 meeting by the Right Hon David Willetts, who said:  “Synthetic biology has huge potential for our economy and society in so many areas, from life sciences to agriculture. But to realise this potential we need to ensure researchers and business work together. This new Innovation and Knowledge Centre will help advance scientific knowledge and turn cutting edge research into commercial success.”

More info is here also: http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2013/Pages/syntheticbiologyprogress.aspx