BE Synthetic Biology (Doctoral School Interuniversity Initiative)

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

Event Details


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


Rega Institute for Medical Research
Herestraat 49
3000 Leuven



2019-09-16 09:30:00 2019-09-17 18:00:00 Europe/Brussels BE Synthetic Biology (Doctoral School Interuniversity Initiative) Rega Institute for Medical ResearchHerestraat 49 3000 Leuven

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Stefaan Galle

Event Coordinator

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