News and Events

  • iGEM 2014 registration credit

    ERASynBio is pleased to invite applications for the 2014 iGEM Giant Jamboree registration credit (Boston, October 30th - November 3rd). ERASynBio will provide credit for ca. 20 iGEM teams to cover part of their registration fee, in the minimum amount of 1000 EUR. Further information

  • OpenPlant ERASynBio Summer School: Introduction to Synthetic Biology in plant systems - John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK: 14th - 20th September 2014

    The OpenPlant consortia (John Innes Centre and University of Cambridge) and the Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) are pleased to invite applications from students and early career postdoctoral researchers to attend an advanced summer school on synthetic biology in complex systems. Training, travel and subsistence costs will be paid for by ERASynBio. Further information.
  • Strategic vision for European synthetic biology published by ERASynBio

    The Synthetic Biology ERA-NET (ERASynBio) is pleased to announce its strategic vision for European synthetic biology. This strategic vision represents the culmination of ERASynBio’s strategic activities. It sets out an ambitious vision for the future of European synthetic biology, highlighting major opportunities and challenges over the next five to ten years.
    The vision contains a series of targeted recommendations designed to empower national and international funding agencies, policy bodies and other stakeholders with the strategic framework to support this important research field. It will inform the development of future funding and policy activities from ERASynBio partner organisations as well as future international coordination activities.
    This jointly developed document describes ERSynBio’s vision for the role of world-leading and innovative European synthetic biology research in driving economic impact and addressing grand societal challenges. Furthermore, it describes the major enablers for this vision, namely networked, multidisciplinary and agile centres of excellence; a skilled, creative and interconnected workforce; cutting-edge and open underpinning technology; and a responsible and inclusive policy framework.
    The full vision is available here. Detailed information is also provided in the roadmap, which is a result of ERASynBio 1st strategic confrence.
    For any questions on the vision, please contact Dr Andy Boyce at:

  • ESF-EMBO Research Conference on Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production II

    The ESF-EMBO Research Conference on Synthetic Biology of Antibiotic Production II, 
    30 August to 04 September 2014, Sant Feliú de Guixols, Spain ( This meeting will be following the success of the 1st meeting held in 2011 and will cover selected hot topics in synthetic biology tools and concepts, with applications to the biochemistry and biotechnology of antibiotics and other natural products. Selected talks on antibiotic resistance and antibiotics in the environment, as well as industrial and clinical aspects of antibiotic production will provide further context for the debate. ERASynBio will support the participation of young researchers.More Information
  • Global Engage: Synthetic Biology Congress

    Global Engage is pleased to announce as part of their successful Genomic series of events the Synthetic Biology Congress, which will be held on October 20-21 in London, UK and will be co-located with our 2nd Annual qPCR and Digital PCR Congress.
    This event will attract over 150 industry & academic experts working in areas such as synthetic biology, bioengineering, biochemical / metabolic / chemical / genetic engineering, systems biology, microbiology, computational / molecular biology, chemistry, mathematics, computing, biochemistry, drug discovery and plant science. This will examine the latest strategies, developments and case studies using synthetic biology to further research in healthcare and the agriculture sectors.  The congress will also have a dedicated section focusing on finance, aimed at those looking for investment opportunities and those seeking funding to exploit their research.
    The meeting is split into two tracks; one covering healthcare and drug discovery and the other looking at Plant Synthetic Biology with a section on bioethics and investment opportunities. Click here for the agenda.
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  • 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Synthetic Biology

    This GRC will establish a regular, in-depth discussion forum among practitioners of the various fields underlying Synthetic Biology which is pivotal to pin-point the challenges, realistically assess the potential and pitfalls and to lay the basis for future developments and consolidation of the field towards fulfilling the envisaged - and ambitious - goals. The purpose of this conference is thus to set a basis for such a forum. The model of Gordon Research Conferences, providing forums for the presentation and discussion of frontier, multidisciplinary research, is ideal. Because of the lack of a common language among the scientists from so many different fields, longer meetings with large blocks of time dedicated to discussions, rather than series of presentations held at 'traditional' conferences, are favored for establishing such a forum.
    Date and Venue: 28 June to 3 July 2015, Sunday River Resort, Newry, ME, United States
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