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


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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Metabolic Pathway Analysis 2015 – June, Braga

The Metabolic Pathway Analysis 2015 conference will take place from the 8th to the 12th June 2015 at Bom Jesus, Braga, Portugal.

As part of the conference there will be an optional workshop on “Computational Metabolic Pathway Analysis with OptFlux” (, sponsored by SilicoLife. Register now for the workshop!

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DYNAMICS: new ERA-IB project

ERA-IBSilicoLife is part of a new ERA-Net Industrial Biotechnology project: DYNAMICS – Analysis and optimization of industrial microorganisms under dynamic process conditions.
The project lead by Delft University of Technology starts in April and will study the properties of cells as factories under large-scale production conditions aiming to improve the cellular properties in order to maximize fermentation performance under real-world, large-scale conditions.

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40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

SilicoLife in the 40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy

SilicoLife is included in the Biofuels Digest ranking presenting the “40 Hottest Small Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2014-15“. The presence of SilicoLife in this selected list highlights the work developed by our team and the competitive advantages provided to our partners, some of the global leaders in building block chemicals, polymers and biosynthetic development.

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CLIB International Conference 2014

SilicoLife will be present at the CLIB International Conference 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany (19th-20th November).

CIC2014  is organized by the Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie CLIB 2021 and will be themed “Bioeconomy enters industrial practice“ to discuss aspects of the emerging value chains that are currently in focus of the European Horizon2020 program.

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