OpenPlant Fund Mixer Event

Norwich Biomakers Meetup
Norwich Biomakers Meetup
Public group

John innes centre

Norwich Research Park, Colney Lane · Norwich

How to find us

We will be in the Rec Centre Bar. If you arrive on site via the main entrance and make your way to the main reception (by the small roundabout), the receptionists will be able to point you in the right direction.

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The event provides an introduction to the opportunities offered by the OpenPlant Fund, a chance to present your initial proposals and to meet potential collaborators and network over drinks and pizza. You don't need to come with an idea as you might discover one during the evening.

We will also have a light-hearted look at training, including different models and effective communication of technical details. Come along to learn some tips and tricks in this fun and informative training session.

I appreciate that people coming from outside of the Norwich Research Park may not be able to arrive by 4pm. If this is the case, you are welcome to join for the mixer session only, which will start at 6pm. Please add a note on the registration form (

OpenPlant Fund Call Now Open – application deadline 24 November 2017 More info:

The OpenPlant Fund is now open to proposals for innovative, open and interdisciplinary projects relevant to plant or cell-free Synthetic Biology. Projects run for six months and can include biological research, hardware prototyping, software, outreach, policy work and training.

The aim of the fund is to promote the development of plant and cell-free Synthetic Biology as an interdisciplinary field and to facilitate exchange between the University of Cambridge, the John Innes Centre, and the Earlham Institute for the development of open technologies and responsible innovation in the context of Synthetic Biology. Each successful project will receive up to £5k, with £4k up front and an additional £1k for follow-on and outreach after reporting. PhD students and postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply and external collaborators are welcome to get involved in projects led from one of the abovementioned institutes.

Information about previous OpenPlant Fund projects is available on . For more information see . If you are interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please email [masked] .