Creating your question (s)

Company questions posed to AIMday Bio-Solutions will be communicated via this website to academics and researchers throughout the University of Edinburgh, allowing them to select the questions they feel they can add most value to according to their individual expertise.

When phrasing your question(s), please ensure that they are concrete and clear (with no abbreviations) and that they can be discussed openly. This style of question works best for the AIMday format.

It helps to add context and background to your question(s), so that it is clear what exactly your challenge is and how our academics could potentially help find the solution.

We also recommend that at least two company representatives are available to join the discussion of each your questions in order to have a better balance in the session. The company representatives should be well versed in the topic of the question(s) submitted and be prepared to provide further context and background.

We welcome up to three questions from each participating company or organisation.

Some examples of possible questions are listed below. You are welcome to contact us if you need help phrasing an appropriate question.

  • How can biological processes increase the sustainability of my business?
  • What areas and materials could be improved or replaced by bio-engineered materials?
  • How can biology and engineering be applied to improve water and wastewater sectors?
  • How can we apply high resolution genomics to improve fermentation efficiency?
  • How in an R&D biotechnology department (enzymes, production) could using AI and data models reduce timing of experimental design and time to market?
  • Could the use of genetic algorithms aid AI speed the discovery process for new enzymes? How?
  • What are the advantages of using AI models over regression models to optimise and model highly non linear and complex biological processes in fermentation?