Is the Postdocalypse an Opportunity in Disguise?

A postdoctoral scholar (“postdoc”) is an individual holding a doctoral degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of [...]

The Amazing Clarity of Near-Death Experiences

At this years SynBio Future Conference, Sean O’Sullivan (managing director of SOSventures) stopped by and told us a breathtaking tale about how he almost died while flying a helicopter and [...]

Discard Your Risk Aversion

When discussing the development and commercialisation of synthetic biology, as I am wont to do, I encounter an unsurprising aversion to risk-taking among my colleagues. This has the unfortunate [...]

Accelerating Synthetic Biology in Europe

At the SENS6 Conference, Bill Liao recounts the story of how a small, one-man project in Ireland given a license and funding was able to create a successful open-source protein purification [...]

Introducing SynBio axlr8r!

Synthetic Biology: The Future of Biotech Revolutionizing and becoming an integral part of every major industry, including medicine, energy, agriculture and manufacturing. The effect Synthetic [...]