BIRAC calls for submission of proposals in the area of synthetic biology

BIRAC has announced call for proposals in the area of synthetic biology for proof of concept and early/late stage validation. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking, of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, has been set up to nurture the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem, support Start-ups and SME’s for innovation research and promote affordable product development through public-private partnership

KEY FEATURES OF THE CALL: Pathway engineering/genome engineering in microorganisms and algae for:
Fine chemicals
    • Speciality chemicals
    • Polymers
    • Biolubricants
    • Hydrocarbons
    • Improved enzyme systems
    • Development of synthetic genetic parts and synthetic circuits

WHO CAN APPLY? A single or consortia of Indian company (ies)*, Limited liability partnerships, Academia, Start-ups, Non-academic Individuals. The proposals can be applied either alone, or in collaboration where applicable as per Request for Proposal (RFP) document 

HOW TO APPLY? Proposals are required to be submitted online only.
For more details, about registration and proposal submission, please log on to BIRAC website (

Last date for proposal submission: 30th June 2018
For further details, please contact:
GM & Head – Technical;
Senior Manager – Technical

Announcement Date: 15-05-2019 
Last Submission Date: 01-07-2019 12:00 AM

Synthetic Biology will involve pathway engineering/genome engineering in microorganisms and algae for creation of biolubricants, hydrocarbons, etc.

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