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Biotechnology Group


The 21st Century has been described as the Century of Bioscience and the Golden Age of Biotechnology. Biotechnology is variously sub-divided into several colours which are highlighted in the illustration below, covering far-reaching applications in healthcare, the environment, marine resources and the industrial production of energy and materials. Recent years have seen rapid growth in Biotechnology which now provides employment for 22 million people in Europe alone. Future expectations remain high anticipating breakthrough technologies in our ability to treat disease, reduce our environmental footprint, increase our food security, and make useful products.

Current projects in Biotechnology:

SCI's Biotechnology Steering group, comprising Alan Baylis, Jan Ramakers, David Witty, and Sharon Todd, is working to ensure that the Biotechnology forums and events are focused on: groundbreaking technologies, areas of common interest to the different flavours of Biotechnology, and influencing the direction of the Bioeconomy.

Bioeconomy Forum – Venue: SCI, London – Date to be confirmed

Accelerating the UK move towards a Bioeconomy:
This event will discuss the factors involved in creating a bioeconomy, its place in the UK and the influence a bioeconomy will have on other industry.

More details and a confirmed programme will be available shortly.

Targeted medicine: new solutions from biotechnology –  Venue: Downing College, Regent Street, Cambridge – 1 Day Meeting - 3 April 2019

Early Bird deadline: 1 March 2019

Planning is underway for this conference on 3 April  2019, which will incorporate everything from imaging, drug delivery, targeted therapeutics, and more.

More details and a confirmed programme are available here.

The Biotechnology Technical Interest Group of SCI brings together a membership covering all biotechnology sectors from Bioprocessing to Biomaterials and drawn from Business, Industry and Academia. Following SCI’s motto of where Science meets Business we aim to promote interest in the development and application of biotechnology in the broadest sense among practitioners and the general public We aim to provide a forum where scientists, business leaders, regulators, and members of the general public may meet to network, learn and be informed through a regular schedule of meetings and conferences.

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