A couple of meetings to report on this week; last Wednesday the NanoInfoBio board met to discuss progress. Although the project is due to finish next month, we were recently granted an additional £50K of funding by the EPSRC, which will allow us to extend it into 2012.As I said in an email to the EPSRC this morning, the project really has had a disproportionately positive effect on the Faculty and the University, and the next challenge is to see how we can retain our momentum after the formal funding finishes.
The other meeting of interest was held at the MadLab on Thursday, where the DIYbio organizing team got together to plan our next set of activities. The "big event" will be a DIYbio summit on October 29-30, to be held as part of the 2011 Manchester Science Festival. More details to follow.