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


#15 in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

hot40-2016-smSilicoLife 15th in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

SilicoLife took the 15th position in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” ranking.

The presence of SilicoLife at a top position of this ranking is an important recognition by the business community of the work developed by SilicoLife and of the competitive advantages provided to our partners, global leaders in industrial biotechnology, agriculture, polymers and biosynthetic development.

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EFIB 2016

efib-216-logo-220x96SilicoLife will be present at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, taking place on 18-20 October, in Glasgow, Scotland. 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.


EFI event: Bioeconomy in Southern Europe

efi_logo_leaf_abbreviation_rgbSilicoLife will be present in the event “Visions, opportunities and challenges for the Bioeconomy in Southern Europe“, organized by the European Forest Institute, next September 28th, in San Sebastian, Spain.
Simão Soares will be presenting SilicoLife as a speaker in the session about innovative developments in Southern Europe and will be also discussing the regional approaches for a forest based bioeconomy as board member of P-BIO in a discussion panel.

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Two new PhD fellowships open: apply now!

screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-12-03-16SilicoLife 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 design of biological systems using modelling/computational approaches.

These 2 PhD positions are part of the EU Marie Curie Action PaCMEN – Predictive & Accelerated Metabolic Engineering Network. PAcMEN is an European PhD programme, which offers excellent training in biotech research and innovation for 16 talented young scientists.

Apply now!


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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