The 2015 EMBO | EMBL Symposium on Enabling Technologies for Eukaryotic Synthetic Biology will be held on June 21 – 23, 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany and is organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL).
Synthetic biology is an emerging new discipline that applies engineering principles to biology and allows rational design of living systems. It opens new avenues in health-care and industrial biotechnology, and provides fundamental insight into the design principles of biological systems as a whole. Synthetic biology inherently depends on efficient integration of several disciplines. The symposium will provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussions on novel enabling technologies for synthetic biology in Eukaryotic cells and facilitate exchange of ideas and new multi-disciplinary collaborations.
The main goal of the proposed symposium is to bring together world-leading experts in all aspects of synthetic biology – including genome editing, systems modelling, synthetic circuits, systems biology and metabolic engineering.
- Genome Editing
- Modelling and Computer-Aided Design
- Bio-bricks and Synthetic Circuits
- Synthetic Cells
- Systems Biology
- Metabolic Engineering and Industrial Applications
- Paola Arlotta – Harvard University, USA
- Michael J. Betenbaugh – Johns Hopkins University, USA
- Irina Borodina – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
- Dana Carroll – University of Utah, USA
- Zsuzsanna Izsvak – Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), Germany
- Jay D. Keasling – University of California, Berkeley, USA
- Edda Klipp – Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
- Timothy K. Lu – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Vivek Mutalik – BIOFAB, USA
- Paola Picotti – ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Isabel Rocha – Universidad do Minho, Portugal
- Petra Schwille – MPI of Biochemistry, Germany
- Luis Serrano – Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain
- Verena Siewers – Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
- Pamela Silver – Harvard Medical School, USA
- Chris Voigt – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
- Matthew H. Wilson – Vanderbilt University School of Medcine, USA
Registration Fee Waivers and Travel Grants are available for young researchers for the EMBO I EMBL Symposia Series (see below). Please indicate your interest for a Registration Fee Waiver or Travel Grant or both when submitting your abstract.
Registration Fee Waiver: The sum that you have paid to attend the meeting will be reimbursed
Travel Grant: Up to €500 for participants arriving from the eligible countries
The scientific organisers will select the recipients of all fellowships during the abstract selection process.
If you are awarded a fellowship, you will be notified after the completion of the abstract selection. This is usually 8 weeks before the event start date. Please note that you must pay your registration fee by the payment deadline (6 weeks before the event start date). The EMBL Course & Conference Office will request your bank details and reimburse the registration fees after the event. Travel Grants can only be reimbursed after the event once the receipts have been submitted.