The Earlham Biofoundry is a resource for the UK biology and biotechnology communities, providing a platform to undertake large-scale projects. We house suites of laboratory automation that, together with our expertise in large-scale experimentation and synthetic biology, can be applied to numerous molecular and microbiological workflows.
Synthetic Biology applies engineering principles such as standardisation and modularisation to biological sciences through the application of iterative design-build-test-learn cycles. The standardisation of biological components and reactions allows experimental workflows to be automated. This offers the potential to revolutionise the speed and scale of research, increasing accuracy and allowing miniaturisation to reduce costs. The adoption of these principles and approaches enables scientists to pursue complex experimental designs.
Established automated workflows are available to researchers across academia and industry and can be requested as a service. Alternatively, we can work collaboratively, contributing our scientific expertise and technical knowledge to develop new methods, automate and scale-up workflows and apply synthetic biology approaches to scientific problems.We also provide training in laboratory automation through practical training sessions, laboratory placements, training courses and by hosting collaborators within the biofoundry.
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Norwich Research Park
East of England