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:
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
Rega Institute for Medical Research
49 Herestraat, 3000 Leuven
Doctoral School Interuniversity Initiative