Synthetic Biology UK 2021

22/11/2021 - 23/11/2021

22-23 November 2021
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK

22-23 November 2021
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK

Abstract deadline: 22 September 2021
Early bird registration deadline: 22 September 2021

Registration is now open!

Synthetic biology is a convergence of multiple fields that can generate both improved understanding of biological systems as well as cutting-edge biotechnology.

The establishment of UK centres focused on synthetic biology has massively increased the focus in synthetic biology, and there is a sizeable community working on a diversity of projects. There has been significant growth in research, combined with a number of companies within the biotech and pharma sectors that are incorporating synthetic biology technologies into their R&D programmes.

This year UKRI-BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC-Nottingham) will host this popular annual event which is always very well-attended and attracts an international audience. The programme of this scientific meeting will explore the unique opportunities of research in a number of areas of synthetic biology, establishing likely future directions and facilitating discussion about appropriate strategies. It will provide an excellent framework for scientists and engineers to learn about burgeoning new areas of activity, including the engineering of microbial communities, microbial-plant interactions and applications for sustainable manufacture of materials, the circular economy and climate mitigation strategies.

Find out more about The Synthetic Biology Research Centre (SBRC-Nottingham) here

Attracting an international audience, scheduled speakers include:

  • Paul Hudson, SciLifeLab, Sweden
  • Karen Polizzi, Imperial College London, UK
  • Helene Steiner, OpenCell, UK
  • Liz Sockett, University of Nottingham, UK

Programme Coordinators
Nigel Minton, University of Nottingham, UK
Alan Burbidge, University of Nottingham, UK
John Heap, University of Nottingham, UK
Ruth Griffin, University of Nottingham, UK