23 May 2022
SCI's Engineering Biology group
SCI, London, UK
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“Engineering biology is the application of rigorous engineering principles to the design of biological systems, with the objective of contributing to economic activity and sustainable and resource-efficient solutions to the societal challenges faced in food, chemicals, materials, water, energy, health and environmental protection.”
This was the definition of Engineering Biology as described in the 2019 RAEng review ‘…A priority for growth’, which concluded that despite having a strong research base, UK industry is broad, complex, and segmented. Much of the required toolkit exists within this R&D base but challenges in translation, scalability and delivery have thus far prevented effective industrialisation of most biological processes. Overall, more must be done to realise the potential improvements in processes, products, and profits, which could be delivered in combination with other technologies.
In recent months, a working group of key stakeholders from the SCI network have been meeting to discuss the key problems of process design, optimisation, and application on the runway from development to scale-up and manufacture. Now, we are looking to formally launch an Engineering Biology special interest group and build a community of practitioners and users of these applied principles.
As an introduction to the topic and to build this community, we are hosting this one day conference, including a range of company case studies and panels to showcase Engineering Biology in practice. This will kickstart discussions on how industry can collaborate and develop to become more responsive, better equipped, and more fit for purpose.
Registration is encouraged from potential users or practitioners of Engineering Biology principles as well as those who are already using such approaches. This includes those who have successfully implemented and scaled engineering approaches to biological systems, those who have progressed but got stuck along the way, and those who are just considering incorporating Engineering Biology within their business and want to find out more!
Please note that this event is targeted at delegates who are active in relevant industry sectors and overall places will be limited. Therefore SCI reserves the right to request additional information about a delegate’s experience prior to confirming their place.
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14/15 Belgrave Square
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
|SCI Member - £15
Non-member - £25
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