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Leading genomics and bioinformatics research institute chooses Icelandic data centre to study geographically distributed HPC bioinformatics platforms to reduce costs and help promote a sustainable bioeconomy through renewable energy-efficiency. The Earlham Institute (EI) has announced its new partnership with Verne Global, a global-based developer at the forefront of data centre infrastructure design.

The Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) will be formally opened today in Shanghai by Jo Johnson MP, the UK Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation and the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bai Chunli. The new facility will be one of two in China with dedicated state of the art laboratories in Beijing and Shanghai.

A total of 16 projects have today received a share of £17M to bring innovative challenge-led biotechnology concepts to market. The projects will use cutting edge science to deliver benefits for society: from creating new drugs from bacteria, to making plastic from plants.