sequencing and sensors | big data handling | bioengineering & synthetic biology
Where Digital Biology Matters
Digitisation of biological analysis and manufacturing processes will be revolutionary this century. The tools for digital biology can be found in a number of categories, including:
Sensors + sequencing
Advances in sequencing technology have made it possible to observe nature’s biodiversity on the level of individual species, individuals and cells, at exponentially increasing speed and exponentially decreasing cost.
Big data handling
Turning genome data into useful information for citizens and customers is a key social and commercial priority, and advances in areas of computing like machine learning are being harnessed to solve these challenges.
Synthetic biology + bioengineering
The dual developments of DNA synthesis technologies which do not require a living organism, and improving abilities for scaling the growth of these engineered organisms, both promise to transform many conventional industries.
Recent breakthroughs in the links between computing science and biology have related to the emergence of synthetic biology technologies such as DNA synthesis and genome editing – all of which pave the way for flexible, distributed biomanufacturing.
Some of the businesses in areas related to digital biology in our region include: