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Today at 9 am PT/12 pm ET, join me, John Cumbers, and a number of our conference track chairs to get a sneak peek at what’s in store at SynBioBeta in San Jose this May 6-9!  RSVP 

This week’s digest is brought to you by Modern Meadow, a climate-tech pioneer creating the future of materials through innovations in biology and material science. Their bio-materials technology platform with nature-inspired protein solutions delivers better performance, sustainability, scalability, and cost while reducing reliance on petrochemical and animal-based inputs.

Meet the Latest SynBioBeta Speakers!

New Sponsors & Exhibitors:

  • DNA Script is a pioneering life sciences technology company developing a new, faster, more powerful, and versatile way to design and manufacture nucleic acids.

  • Main Sequence Ventures is Australia’s deep tech investment fund tackling the world’s biggest challenges by turning today’s scientific discoveries into tomorrow’s industries.

  • is unlocking the promise of biomanufacturing by transforming the economics of production with its patented FAST bioreactor.

  • DCVC’s mission is to invest in founders solving trillion-dollar global problems.

  • Imec is the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies.

  • Invert builds software for bioprocessing. They help customers turn scattered data into actionable insights with advanced analysis and collaboration tools.

  • Y Combinator created a new model for funding early stage startups. Twice a year they invest in a large number of startups.

  • NSF is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

  • ACIES BIO is a leading European microbial biotechnology company that develops new bioproducts and sustainable production processes.

  • Agilent’s team designs and manufactures a wide array of advanced analytical, research, and diagnostic solutions and tools for use inside and outside laboratories.

If you’d like to drive more business to your company, consider joining the exhibit hall floor by contacting Anissa Cooke.

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$80m Funding Opportunity from the National Science Foundation [Webinar, April 12th]

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recently published $80 million in funding opportunities designed to accelerate key scientific areas that will enable new applications of importance to the U.S. bioeconomy. As part of the funding opportunities, the NSF’s Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) is promoting two critical initiatives over the next three years. These programs were created to accelerate the adoption of cell-free systems and AI-based approaches to protein design, enabling new applications in each area. In this SynBioBeta webinar, Waleed Nasser, PhD, Program Director at NSF’s TIP program, will outline the program's fundamental goals and, importantly, describe what investigators must do to qualify and take advantage of this funding opportunity. Moreover, Waleed will discuss the Ideas Lab process. Join us for this informative webinar! 

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Town Hall with George Church, David Baker, and Sarah Carter

Join Dr. George Church and Dr. David Baker for a SynBioBeta interactive Town Hall at the intersection of AI and protein design. Moderated by Dr. Sarah Carter, you’ll discover how generative AI is revolutionizing the field of biology, enabling unprecedented advancements in human health, planetary health, and beyond. But with great power comes great responsibility, and with great opportunities comes a set of risks that need to be balanced. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the giants in the field. Register today.

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