Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 21 - 23 Jun 2015
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EMBL Courses and Conferences during the Coronavirus pandemic

With the onsite programme paused, many of our events are now being offered in virtual formats.

Registration is open as usual for many events, with back-up plans in place to move further courses and conferences online as necessary. Registration fees for any events affected by the COVID-19 disruption are fully refundable.

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Why attend?

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 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