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.

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Where are we?

We are based in Portugal and working for the world.

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Metabolic Engineering 11

me11_logo_pmsSilicoLife is present this week at Metabolic Engineering Conference, at The Westin Awaji Island, in Kobe, Japan.

Metabolic Engineering Conference is the leading conference for sharing the state-of-the-art developments and achievements made in the field of metabolic engineering. The theme of this year’s conference is Design, Synthesis and System Integration for Metabolic Engineering. The 2o16 edition is held at the Awaji Island, Japan, during June 26-30.

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


DD-DeCaF: Data-Driven Design of Cell Factories

SilicoLife is part of the DD-DeCaF consortium, a four-year collaborative project on data-driven design of cells and microbial communities for applications ranging from human health to sustainable production of chemicals. This project, coordinated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, was awarded by the European Commission with 6.3 million Euros and brings together leading academic partners from five European universities with five innovative European companies to address the challenge of building a comprehensive design tool.

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World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

SilicoLife will be present at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego.

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 2016 edition will be held in San Diego, California, US (April 17-20, 2016) with 1,200 attendees from 50 countries.

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


ThermoFactories: exploring marine resources

SilicoLife is part of new marine biotechnology initiative for the development of thermophile cell factories exploiting brown algae biomass as a feedstock for the production of specialty chemicals. The ThermoFactories project will be developed by top notch entities from Portugal, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway and is co-funded by ERA-MarineBiotech program.

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SISBI: a knowledge hub for industrial biotechnology

SilicoLife and the University of Minho were awarded a national grant for the development of an intelligent decision support system for Industrial Biotechnology in the SISBI project, which will be lead by the company.

SISBI will allow to boost SilicoLife’s metabolic engineering capabilities promoting the development of innovative tools for the extraction and integration of knowledge to provide a rational support to the Industrial Biotechnology decision process, as in the selection of value added products or the most suitable hosts for specific production targets.

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EFIB 2015

SilicoLife will be present at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, taking place on 27-29 October, in Brussels, Belgium. EFIB is the European market leading conference for the industrial biotechnology, if you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.