Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Conference, Prize, Sporosarcina Pasteurii, Thinking Soils

Bacterial Choreography awarded Macromolecular Bioscience Best Poster at BIOMIN XV

3 Oct , 2019  

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Thora Arnardottir was the receiver of the Macromolecular Bioscience Best Poster Prize, awarded by Macromolecular Journal, where she attended and presented a poster of her PhD work at BIOMIN XV 15th International Symposium on Biomineralization, Munich, Germany. Her work focuses on a process-oriented approach to biologically induced materials and advanced fabrication practices with bacterial sculpting.   Project abstract: This research explores […]

Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Exhibition

Showing at Opencell during London Design Festival

12 Aug , 2019  

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We are happy to announce that we have been selected to show at the Biodesign Here Now exhibition at Opencell London during London Design Festival 2019. Our Ph.D. students whose work center around working with living matter, have built a collective installation combining their thesis projects and intertwining each topic within Yggdrasil. ‘Present in almost […]

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Bacterial Cellulose, Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Conference, Myco-fabrication, Sporosarcina Pasteurii, Thinking Soils

Biodesign projects presented at Designer Biology

5 Aug , 2019  

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Last week we saw a plethora of exciting projects from young and established scientists working in the field of bioengineering/synthetic biology at the Designer Biology conference. This was a joint conference organised by The European Federation of Biotechnology Polymer Biotechnology Section and the Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Section, hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Group in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University […]

Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Myco-fabrication, Prize

Mycology Scholarship Winner

2 Aug , 2019  

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We are happy to announce that Dilan has received the Herbert M. Saylor Memorial Scholarship from the Sonoma County Mycological Association for her research in Demonstrating a Material Making Process Through the Cultivation of Mycelium Growth. ‘Going beyond the square brick by designing a circuit that deposits nutrient’ Experimenting with growth conditions   Dilan is currently conducting research to […]

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Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Open Positions

Available positions: Join The Hub

25 Jun , 2019  

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Further job openings in both Newcastle University and Northumbria University at the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment are now available. These positions include a Professor, Research Fellows, Post Doctoral Researchers and support staff (including technical support, a Hub manager and Hub administrator). See below links to adverts, specific job descriptions and deadlines:   Permanent Academic Position: Newcastle […]

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Biotechnology in the Built Environment

Job Openings: Research Intensive Academic Track Positions

19 Jun , 2019  

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The world’s first research Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE) has received £8million in funding from Research England in partnership with Northumbria, that combines two research clusters: Architectural Design at Newcastle University and Biotechnology at Northumbria University. Co-led by Martyn Dade-Robertson, the Hub aims to develop new technologies and create a new generation of Living Buildings that are responsive to […]

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