Ojo workshop in synthetic biology

Synthetic Biology is a multidisciplinary field and the input of physicists, mathematicians, chemists and engineers (among others) is always constrained by the ability to establish dialogue with biologists, and by our understanding of biology itself. While Synthetic Biology, through iGEM and other initiatives has been successful at fostering an environment of collaboration between subjects, our knowledge of how biology operates remains incomplete, burdened by history, hindered by the methodology used to study biology.


The BE Synbio meeting will be a 2-day workshop for post-graduate students and early career post-doctoral researchers focused on the fields that support Synthetic Biology: microbiology, metabolic engineering, directed evolution, modelling and control theory.

The workshop will be organised in 3 sessions:

  • A first session in the form of lectures by Synthetic Biologists from Belgium and other European countries on the relevant areas of Synthetic Biology
  • A second session with invited speakers from other stakeholder groups (e.g. Belgian funding bodies, NGOs, KUL and UC Louvain iGEM teams), and
  • A third session which would be focused on co-creation. The latter will use the tools learned from the first session, framed by concerns and opportunities of the second session to foster the development of new ideas and collaborations between students and senior scientists across different universities and regions in the third session


Confirmed Speakers:

Prof. Guy-Bart Stan - Imperial College, UK

Prof. Saul Purton - University College London, UK

Prof. Nico Callewaert - VIB, UGent

Prof. Arnout Voet - KU Leuven

Dr. Konstantinos Vavitsas - EUSynBioS

Dr. Philippe Gabant - Syngulon SA

Prof. Vitor B. Pinheiro - KU Leuven

Prof. Marjan de Mey - UGent

Prof. Eveline Peeters - VUB

Prof. Patrice Soumillion - UC Louvain

Event Details


Monday, September 16, 2019 - Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Rega Institute for Medical Research
49 Herestraat, 3000 Leuven




Doctoral School Interuniversity Initiative

2019-09-16 09:30:00 2019-09-17 16:30:00 Europe/Brussels Ojo workshop in synthetic biology Rega Institute for Medical Research49 Herestraat, 3000 Leuven <p>Doctoral School Interuniversity Initiative</p>

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Sielke Brugge

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