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

MEMOTE paper in Nature Biotechnology

The “MEMOTE for standardized genome-scale metabolic model testing” was recently published in Nature Biotechnology. This work, providing quality control and continuous quality assurance of metabolic models with tools and best practices already used in software development, is a community-wide effort including contributions from Paulo Maia and Paulo Vilaça from SilicoLife.

4th European Chemistry Partnering

SilicoLife will be present at the 4th European Chemistry Partnering, taking place on February 27 2020, in Frankfurt. ECP is Europe´s leading Chemistry industry Partnering event with more than 500 participants, if you would like to have a meeting with our delegates please contact us.

SHIKIFACTORY100 Workshop on Rapid Prototyping Technologies for Biomanufacturing

The development of economically feasible and sustainable biotechnological processes as alternatives to oil-based chemistry is one of the major goals of bio-based economy. The global chemical industry has initiated a crucial transition from petrochemical processes to bio-based chemical processes. Metabolic engineering technologies have led to an increasing number of successes over the last decades by … Continued


Microbiotec’19 is a biennale conference although directed at the Portuguese scientists, aims to provide an international scientific forum by which researchers from all over the world share their knowledge, exchange ideas, and discuss scientific policy and regulatory issues associated with the microbiology and the biotechnology in the future. The debate will also be focused on … Continued

COTEC Innovative SME Conference

This conference, organized by COTEC Portugal, is intended to take stock of the latest business developments on sustainable sourcing, a vital area of innovation that may translate into cost savings, revenue growth, manage risks and competitive differentiation. It will be discussed the latest trends about sustainable sourcing, with focus on biomaterials, including a consideration of … Continued

Data Science Portugal Meetup

DSPT#64 – Data in our genes, genes in our data (Braga) The next DTSP meetup will be held on November 21 at the University of Minho. Find the complete program and register here. This session is sponsored by SilicoLife and counts with the following speakers:– Paulo Vilaça from SilicoLife and João Correira from Universidade do … Continued

Butanol international patent application published

SilicoLife’s international patent application for biological production of n-butanol has been published. SilicoLife announced that the company’s international (PCT) patent application for “Method for n-butanol production using heterologous expression of anaerobic pathways” was published on October 3, 2019, under publication number WO 2019/185843. Butanol is a 4-carbon alcohol generally used as an industrial solvent with … Continued

SynBio Markets

SynBio Markets 2019 is an event dedicated to the synbio sector in Europe. The event aims to link science to business and focused on turning potential into profit. With the participation of synbio investors, academics, innovators and commercial end market customers across the agriculture and food, chemicals and materials, and healthcare and pharma industries. The event on … Continued

Lisbon Investor Conference

Lisboa is currently at the heart of the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, supported by highly skilled and motivated companies, professionals and educational institutions. The second day, Health Startup Day, is dedicated to startups and investors focused on health care, biotechnology, life sciences and innovation. If you would like to have a meeting with our delegates … Continued