Who are we?

SilicoLife is a company devoted to create computational solutions for the fast growing Industrial Biotechnology market. It benefits from the expertise and international exposure of the team in the fields of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, to provide highly specialized services, in an area most of the times absent in biotech companies.

Our technology

What do we do?

SilicoLife provides dedicated models, robust algorithms and user-friendly software tools to accelerate strain design and bioprocess optimization, therefore accelerating R&D efforts and shortening the time to market of new biotechnology-based products.

Contact us

Where are we?

We are based in Portugal and working for the world.

If you want to know more about us you can reach us at


Biofuels Hot40: vote for SilicoLife!

Voting has begun for Biofuels Digest Hot 40 2015-2016 ranking. SilicoLife was considered one of the 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy last year and this year is again nominated!

We would like to invite you to express your support with your vote for SilicoLife.

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SilicoLife and INVISTA featured by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum published today a report on Collaborative Innovation: Transforming Business, Driving Growth. The long-term collaboration between SilicoLife and INVISTA is one of the presented cases of collaborative innovation between young companies and large firms in the development of innovative processes and products.

This new report highlights the importance of innovation as a driver of growth across Europe, the challenges that European start-ups face when looking to scale across the region and the world, as well as the opportunities of collaborative models of innovation management, for both established and young, dynamic firms.

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BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

SilicoLife will be present at the 12th 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 2015 edition will be held in Montreal, Canada (July 19-22, 2014).

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


@note presentation at ISMB/ECCB 2015

SilicoLife will be present at the International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 14th European Conference on Computational Biology in Dublin, Ireland (July 10-14).

Miguel Rocha, CTO at SilicoLife, will be showcasing @note2 our open-source tool for biomedical text mining in the technology track (TT19).

More info here.


BRIGIT Workshop

Industrial Biotechnology: A Systems Approach from Microbe to Process

SilicoLife and Biotrend are organizing a workshop on Industrial Biotechnology linking strain and process optimisation, this workshop is promoted within BRIGIT, a EU FP7 collaborative research project. The one-day workshop will take place on June 16th at Biocant, Cantanhede (Portugal) and will provide an introductory overview to in silico metabolic engineering, molecular biology methods for rational strain design and fermentation-based bioprocesses.

Seats are limited, register now!

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Seminars in Brazil

SilicoLife is promoting two scientific seminars next week in Brazil (Campinas and S. Carlos). Rafael Carreira, head of development at SilicoLife, will be talking about “Measurement and estimation of Metabolic Fluxes: applications in strain design” at the Brazilian Bioethanol Research Centre in Campinas and at UFSCar in São Carlos.

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