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LB Network PoC Workshop

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9 SEP 15 Applications are being accepted to attend the LB Net free workshop to develop concepts and teams to take on the challenge of “Valorisation of lignocellulosic polysaccharides”. Attendees will be encouraged to apply for up to £50,000 in Proof of Concept funding. Venue is Wakefield, W. Yorks and more info can be obtained at www.lb-net.net.

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 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 - take a look at our News for the programme and registration information or contact c.avignone-rossa@surrey.ac.uk.

Early Career Researcher Event - the winners!

Platform presentation and poster winners from our ECR event are detailed in our News section. Special congratulations go to Chihiro Masusawa from the University of Southampton and Tobias Grosskopf from the University of Warwick for winning overall Best Poster and Best Platform Presentation, respectively. Further photos of the event and the site visit to Minworth Wastewater Treatment Plant can be found in our photo gallery which is here.

ECR Travel Bursaries for Chile 2015

We have 3 travel bursaries worth up to £1,500 available to Early Career Researchers 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. Here is the detailed guidance and an application form. Funds will be reimbursed, in arrears, up to the maximum limit of £1,500. Original receipts wil be required. This bursary is for those doing oral presentations at conferences, not for poster presentations or attendance only. If you are an Early Career Researcher and need funding to present at another conference, please do contact us. However, if you are not going to Chile, there are other major conferences in the calendar, notably the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2016 in Amsterdam from the 6-9 Jun 16 and the European Biogas Association Conference in Gent, Belgium on 27-29 Sep 16.