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A state-of-the-art robotics suite, worth over £1 million, will enable scientists at the Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC) Nottingham to engineer a number of bacterial strains and turbo charge the creation of valuable and novel chemicals and fuels from waste materials. “It’s a fantastic addition to our research capability because the robots will allow us to not only automate many routine procedures but carry out 100s of experiments in parallel - something we can’t do currently,” Nigel Minton, Director of the SBRC-Nottingham.

BioBlox2D is a new free mobile computer game inspired by tackling one of the hardest problems in biological science - how molecules fit together. BioBlox2D is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Imperial College London and Goldsmiths, University of London

The inventor of a new tool that identifies people at risk of a leading cause of incurable blindness worldwide, affecting more than 600,000 people in the UK alone, has been named the BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2017. Dr Shelby Temple accepted the prestigious award at a joyous night at Canary Wharf which saw a celebration of the UK’s best bio-scientists, whose research is leading to life-changing innovations throughout the world.