By Jacob Shiach

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 the clarity that near-death experience afforded him. Relating it to startups, who constantly operated in a state of almost dying (running out of funding) and …

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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 effect of preventing many otherwise talented and capable people from applying to rare and exciting programs like Synbio Axlr8r, but it’s unnecessary and easy to resolve. …

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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 system. Note: Since this talk  We’ve moved the program to start in May and the application deadline is March 14, so you still have time …

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The Art Of The Start: Supporting Open Source Synthetic Biology

Bill recently visited Systems Biology Ireland and spoke there about the possibilities of an open source synthetic biology. From Systems Biology Ireland: Bill was clearly excited by the possibilities offered by synthetic biology to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. He pointed out that in the early days of personal computers the early adopters …

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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 Biology will have on Biotech is comparable to the effect the microcontroller had on the computing industry. Before the microcontroller, computers were seen as large, expensive things that only governments …

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