International Symposium "Synthetic Biology - from understanding to application"

9th - 11th December 2013 | German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
Early Bird Deadline: 20th October 2013

The international symposium "Synthetic Biology - from understanding to application" is a joint event of the community of synthetic biologists in Germany and covers a diversity of synthetic biology topics ranging from fundamental research to applications in health research and biotechnology. Apart from an exciting scientific program with internationally renowned scientists, the 2013 winning iGEM Teams are expected to complement by an art & science exhibition.

The symposium is organized by the Helmholtz Initiative on Synthetic Biology in cooperation with Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BIOSS - Centre for biological signalling studies, DECHEMA, HEiKA - Heidelberg-Karlsruhe Research Partnership, NSB Upper-Rhine network in synthetic biology and SYNMIKRO.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Luke Alphey – University of Oxford (UK)
  • Matthew W. Chang – National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Michelle Chang – University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • John Glass – J. Craig Venter Institute (USA)
  • Jeff Hasty – University of California, San Diego (USA)
  • Roland Jackson – Sciencewise-ERC (UK)
  • Richard Kitney – Imperial College, London (UK)
  • Vitor Martins dos Santos – Wageningen UR (Netherlands)
  • Hans-Jörg Rheinberger – MPI for the History of Science, Berlin (Germany)
  • Luis Serrano – Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona (Spain)
  • Markus Schmidt – Biofaction KG, Vienna (Austria)
  • Petra Schwille – Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried (Germany, IBB network member)
  • Pamela Silver – Harvard Medical School (USA)
  • Beatrix Süß – TU Darmstadt (Germany)
  • Eckard Wimmer – Stony Brook University, NY (USA)

Key Dates

  • Early registration deadline: October 20, 2013
  • Submission deadline for abstracts undergoing review procedure for talk selection: October 27, 2013
  • Submission deadline for poster abstracts: November 17, 2013

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