Monthly Archives: April 2017

Twist Bioscience Expands Agt to Pursue Data Storage on DNA with Microsoft & U of Washington

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Twist Bioscience, a company accelerating science and innovation through rapid, high-quality DNA synthesis, today announced Microsoft Corp. will purchase ten million strands of DNA from Twist Bioscience for expanded digital data storage research. The strands of DNA will be long-chain oligonucleotides used by researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington to encode digital data at higher density. After working together for over a year, the organizations have improved storage density, thereby reducing the cost of DNA digital data storage by encoding more data per strand and increasing the throughput of DNA production. Rest

Max Planck Society congratulates Emmanuelle Charpentier on winning 2017 Japan Prize

Prestigious Japan Prize goes to Max Planck scientist for a third time

February 06, 2017 – It is often referred to as the Japanese Nobel Prize: 88 prize winners from 13 countries have received it since it was awarded for the first time in 1985 – including many later Nobel Prize Laureates. Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, and Jennifer A. Doudna from the University of California, Berkeley, receive this year’s Japan Prize for the development of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique, a type of very efficient genetic ‘scissors’. Adi Shamir, from the Weizmann Institute, Israel, is honoured for his pioneering research on cryptography. The award ceremony will take place on April 19 at the National Theater in Tokyo. Rest

European Nanomedicine Meeting 2017

3-4 April 2017, London.Gala Dinner 3 April, The Crypt, St Paul’s.

The field of Nanomedicine continues to accelerate, and several trans-European research endeavours are focused on delivering benefits to patients. Nanomedicine promises to bring about a paradigm shift in the treatment and diagnosis of disease, with emerging technologies being explored across a number of diseases and indications. After a very successful edition of the European Nanomedicine Meeting in Grenoble in 2015, the British Society for Nanomedicine is proud to work with European colleagues to host ENM2017 in London.The European Nanomedicine Meeting 2017 will take place on the 3rd and 4th of April 2017 at Kings College London, UK.

The meeting will provide a forum for international exchange of research to facilitate translation and innovation in nanomedicine research and development. Leading experts and international stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss opportunities and challenges in this exciting new field of medicine. The meeting will provide delegates with a pulse on the latest developments, as well as a systematic understanding of new nanomedicine paradigms across the development pathway.

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in the second edition of the European Nanomedicine Meeting in London!    MORE

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