Learn more about the SHIKIFACTORY100 project at This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 814408.

EFIB 2020 Digital

SilicoLife will be present at the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology, taking place on 5-9 October 2020, Online. 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. SilicoLife is also one of the selected companies for the Digital Start-up Forum, an … Continued

The role of synthetic biology in sustainably sourcing ingredients

Technology is key in sustainability, identity and security. At the forefront is synthetic biology, with some pointing to the tool as the answer to solving these pressing and emerging needs. “Biotechnology and fermentation are great ways of having natural and scalable processes deliver products that meet the current consumer requirements in a truly sustainable way … Continued

IFIB 2020

IFIB – International Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy is organized by Assobiotec, the Italian Association for the development of biotechnology. IFIB2018 will take place on October 1-2 2020 in Rome and Online, more info on the event website. Simão Soares, SilicoLife CEO, will be talking on the first day of the event as part of … Continued


SilicoLife will be present at the BIO IMPACT 2020, this year held online on September 21-22. BIO IMPACT Digital (previously named BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotech) is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals. SilicoLife was selected to present as part … Continued

Omega-3 Fatty Acids & The Future of Natural Product Sustainability

Published as Special to The Digest by Simão Soares, CEO of SilicoLife and Sam Nejame, CEO of Promotum Most people have a hard time dealing with climate change deniers. We say, they’re backward, there’s overwhelming evidence, they’re anti-science. Anthropomorphic green house gases accumulate in the atmosphere and if we don’t live more sustainably the earth’s … Continued

EIC Corporate Day with Evonik

SilicoLife is part of a limited hand-picked number of companies by the European Innovation Council (EIC) to participate in the EIC Corporate Day with Evonik. Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. On 2 and 3 September 2020, SilicoLife and the selected companies will present their business cases, ideas and exchange in One-to-One … Continued

Review on metabolic engineering strategies for butanol production in E. coli

The article “Metabolic engineering strategies for butanol production in Escherichia coli” was recently published in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. This review, with contributions from SilicoLife, focuses on the bioproduction of butanol from a historical and theoretical perspective and exploits the outstanding challenges.

10 years

10 years ago SilicoLife was founded with the idea of using computation to design nature. Today we work closely with companies from all over the world and we are leading some of the most ambitious projects to expand nature diversity designing sustainable and scalable processes for the bio-based production of chemicals. The challenges we face today … Continued


SilicoLife is an associate of the Portuguese Collaborative Laboratory (CoLAB) in Biorefineries – BIOREF – that intends to be one of the driving forces to change the paradigm of economic development through a national strategy for the use of biomass as a renewable resource. BIOREF is a private association of companies and research institutes aiming … Continued