SilicoLife

Improving the microbe

SilicoLife creates computational solutions for the fast growing Industrial Biotechnology applications, allowing our clients to design optimized microbial strains for the cost-effective production of specific target compounds such as biofuels, chemicals, food ingredients or biopolymers.

Our technology

Exploring new pathways

SilicoLife builds computational models of microbial cells and develops proprietary state-of-the-art algorithms to find the most efficient pathways between raw-material and end-product, enabling our clients to streamline the strain design process and explore non-intuitive pathway modifications.

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Building cell factories

Leading chemical, materials and synthetic biology companies have chosen SilicoLife as development partner benefiting from our in silico metabolic engineering tailor-made solutions.

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News

Jobs: Systems biology/bioinformatics PhD position

SilicoLife is seeking a highly motivated person with a committed personality who wants to develop his or her PhD in an industrial environment and with a strong interest in genome-scale integrative approaches.

The successful candidate should have a master degree in biology/life sciences, computer science, bioinformatics, engineering or a related discipline. The selected candidate will work in close cooperation with biologists and computer scientists, therefore a general background in systems biology and/or bioinformatics is expected for understanding the project needs.

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SilicoLife joins CLIB2021

CLIB2021SilicoLife joins the Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie CLIB 2021. CLIB2021 is a association of corporations and institutions participating in biotechnology research that aim at closing the gap between fundamental research, applied research and markets.

The cluster has more than more than 90 German and international members (40%) of household names of the chemical industry, SME, universities and investors involved in consortia addressing R&D to biotech feedstock, fuel, bulk and specialty chemistry.

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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology


SilicoLife will be present at the 11th BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. The 2014 edition will be held in Philadelphia, PA (May 12-15, 2014).

If you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.

 

SilicoLife in two ERA-IB projects

ERA-IBSilicoLife is participating in two ERA-Net Industrial Biotechnology (ERA-IB2) projects: DeYeast Library coordinated by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and IPCRES coordinated by University College London.

ERA-IB2 is ERA-NET fostering an European Knowledge Based Bio-Economy by reducing fragmentation and promote the exchange of knowledge across borders. The two projects were grant in the ERA-IB 4th joint call for proposals: Industrial biotechnology for Europe – an integrated approach.

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Growing and moving

After 3 years headquartered at Spinpark, a business incubator in Guimarães, SilicoLife achieved a new milestone in its growth, the company is now in a new private building dedicated exclusively to SilicoLife.

The new headquarters are located in the city of Braga, in the north region of Portugal, with modern facilities fully equipped for SilicoLife’s activities.

 

GlycoPar: study of parasite glycobiology

GlycoParSilicoLife is an industrial partner of the recently launched EU Marie Curie Action GlycoPar, this multi-partner Initial Training Network is setup to provide a comprehensive, timely and multidisciplinary training of young European researchers with the skills and knowledge demanded to address the challenges involved in the study of parasite glycobiology.

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