13-16 June 2017  /  National University of Singapore  /  Singapore

The Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology

Sponsored by: BioBricks Foundation & SynBioBeta

SB7.0 is Brought to You By

  • BioBricks Foundation
  • SynBioBeta
  • SynCTI

About SB7.0

The goal of SB7.0 is to unite again the international synthetic biology communities to take a fresh look at the key topics and challenges that our field faces. Synthetic biology cannot advance without exploring and embracing the changes that it brings. As practitioners, scholars, and citizens we need to work together to explore the possibilities and plan strategically for collective growth of our science, its beneficial applications, and responsible practices.

Synthetic biology can be used to advance so many facets of the world today, from agriculture and biomanufacturing, to groundbreaking cancer treatments and medicines, to even fashion and information technology. As the science continues to evolve, the scientists, engineers, and designers themselves need to focus our efforts on creating local biological solutions to meet global needs. But what we can’t forget is to take a step back and look at the world as a whole. Not just how does any one latest advancements better human life, but what are the footprints we are leaving behind? How does what we develop ultimately affect the world, from insects and plants to animals and aquatic life? While the full potential of synthetic biology continues to develop, we as a community must join together to make sure we don’t lose focus on the global impacts of our collective capacities.  How can we best help not only humans but also the rest of the planet?

Singapore, a country that is rich in cultural diversity and strategic capacities, affords us the perfect venue in which to refocus on the diversity and goals of synthetic biology as a field. As a community, how can we make the education, science, and business opportunities more available to all people regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic background? It’s only with continuous diversification and expansion that the synthetic biology industry will be able to realize it’s full potential.  Please join us to learn about the latest and best work from all over the world, and to help develop the most important next steps for our still-emerging field.

DATE AND TIME: Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 8:00 AM – Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 6:00 PM

LOCATION: University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore, 119279

 

6th Annual Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) Meeting

The Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) is the world’s first synthetic eukaryotic genome project that aims to create a novel, rationalized version of the genome of the yeast species Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In a truly global collaborative effort, research teams across the world have embarked on the challenging but exciting task of building 16 designer synthetic chromosomes encompassing ~ 12 million base pairs of DNA. The Sc2.0 consortium will be participating in SB7.0 and also hosting an extra day of discussions on Saturday 17 June 2017. Register for the 6th Annual Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) Meeting in Singapore.

Announcing the SB7.0 Biosecurity Fellowship Opportunity

Up to 30 emerging leaders from around the world who are interested in the nexus of biosecurity and synthetic biology will be sponsored to attend SB7.0, to hear from and meet with practicing experts, and to discuss biosecurity as it relates to synthetic biology with both peers and senior government leaders. Selected fellows will each receive up to US $3,000 in travel funds. Please submit your application by Friday, April 28th before 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time. The program is being sponsored by the Open Philanthropy Project, and organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in coordination with the BioBricks Foundation, SynBioBeta, & the National University of Singapore.

Call for Abstracts

Deadline to Submit Abstracts is April 25th, 2017. This is a rolling approval process and travel grants will be based on poster acceptance date so apply early to increase your chances of receiving a travel grant. If you have any questions please contact Brian Schulz

 

World Visionary Lecture

Randal Kirk

Randal J. Kirk

Chairman and CEO - Intrexon Corp.

Featured Speakers

Akihiko Kondo

Akihiko Kondo

Cell Factory Research Team, Biomass Engineering Research Division, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Designer - Studio Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Alina Chan

Alina Chan

Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellow - Harvard Medical School
Anil Wipat

Anil Wipat

Professor of Integrative Bioinformatics, School of Computing Science, Newcastle University
Ariel Lindner

Ariel Lindner

Director of Research, INSERM and co-founder of the Center for Research and Interdisciplinary - CRI Paris
Asheena Khalakdina

Asheena Khalakdina

Technical Officer - World Health Organization
Bill Efcavitch

Bill Efcavitch

Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer - Molecular Assemblies Inc.
Byung-Kwan Cho

Byung-Kwan Cho

Associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Institute of the BioCentury, KAIST
Chantal Yue Shen

Chantal Yue Shen

Director of Genome Synthesis and Editing Platform of China National Genebank - Beijing Genomics Institute
Chen Yang

Chen Yang

Professor - Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, SIBS, CAS
Chenli Liu

Chenli Liu

Professor, Director - Center for Synthetic Biology Engineering Research, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Christina Smolke

Christina Smolke

Associate Professor of Bioengineering - Stanford University
Christopher Voigt

Christopher Voigt

Professor of Biological Engineering - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Claudia Vickers

Claudia Vickers

Director of SynBio FSP, Group Leader at The University of Queensland
Cornelia Scheitz

Cornelia Scheitz

Principal Research Scientist - Autodesk Life Sciences
David Evans

David Evans

Professor, Dept. of Medical Microbiology & Immunology - University of Alberta
Drew Endy

Drew Endy

Associate Professor, Bioengineering - Stanford University
Elizabeth Cameron

Elizabeth Cameron

Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs - NTI
Emily Leproust

Emily Leproust

Chief Executive Officer - Twist Bioscience
Frank Rheindt

Frank Rheindt

Assistant Professor - National University of Singapore
George Guo-Qiang Chen

George Guo-Qiang Chen

Professor, School of Life Sciences - Tsinghua University
Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Gigi Kwik Gronvall

Senior Associate - Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Harry Singer

Harry Singer

Managing Director - Singer Instruments
Heloise Muller

Heloise Muller

Researcher - Centre de recherche de l'Institut Curie
Hidetaka Nishimura

Hidetaka Nishimura

Director, Bio-industry division - Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ionat Zurr

Ionat Zurr

Academic coordinator - SymbioticA
Jane Calvert

Jane Calvert

Reader in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies - University of Edinburgh
Jef Boeke

Jef Boeke

Founding Director of The Institute for Systems Genetics - NYU School of Medicine
Jesus Ciriza Larraona

Jesus Ciriza Larraona

Founder - The Colours of Nature
Ji-Sook Hahn

Ji-Sook Hahn

Assistant Professor, Seoul National University
Jim Haseloff

Jim Haseloff

Professor of Synthetic Biology - Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
Jin-Soo Kim

Jin-Soo Kim

Director and Professor - Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science
John Cumbers

John Cumbers

Founder - SynBioBeta
John Glass

John Glass

Professor and Leader - JCVI Synthetic Biology and Bioenergy Group
Junbiao Dai

Junbiao Dai

Associate professor, School of Life Sciences - Tsinghua University
Karmella Haynes

Karmella Haynes

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University
Kate Adamala

Kate Adamala

Assistant Professor - University of Minnesota
Kent Redford

Kent Redford

Principal - Archipelago Consulting
Leslie Mitchell

Leslie Mitchell

Postdoctoral Fellow - NYU Langone Medical Center
Linda Kahl

Linda Kahl

Senior Counsel and Director of Ownership and Innovation at BioBricks Foundation
Madeleine van Oppen

Madeleine van Oppen

Senior Principal Research Scientist - Australian Institute of Marine Science
Madhu Rao

Madhu Rao

Regional Advisor - Wildlife Conservation Society
Marileen Dogterom

Marileen Dogterom

Professor of Bionanoscience - Delft University of Technology
Markus Gershater

Markus Gershater

Chief Scientific Officer - Synthace
Meagan Lizarazo

Meagan Lizarazo

Vice President - iGEM
Megan Palmer

Megan Palmer

Senior Research Scholar - Stanford University
Nicola Patron

Nicola Patron

Research Group Leader, Department of Engineering Biology - The Earlham Institute
Nili Ostrov

Nili Ostrov

Research Fellow in Genetics - Harvard Medical School
Ocky Radjasa

Ocky Radjasa

Director of Research and Community Service - Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
Oliver Morton

Oliver Morton

Briefings editor - The Economist
Omar Akbari

Omar Akbari

Assistant Professor of Entomology - University of California, Riverside.
Oron Catts

Oron Catts

Director of SymbioticA, the Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts - University of Western Australia
Osmat Jefferson

Osmat Jefferson

Biological Patenting, The Lens
Patrick Yizhi Cai

Patrick Yizhi Cai

Co-director - Edinburgh Genome Foundry
Paul Freemont

Paul Freemont

Professor - Imperial College London
Piers Millett

Piers Millett

Senior Research Fellow - Future of Humanity Institute
Poh Chueh Loo

Poh Chueh Loo

Associate Professor - National University of Singapore
Raivo Vilu

Raivo Vilu

Professor of Biotechnology - Tallinn University of Technology
Reshma Shetty

Reshma Shetty

Founder - Ginkgo Bioworks
Richard Kitney

Richard Kitney

Professor of BioMedical Systems Engineering - Imperial College London
Richard Johnson

Rick Johnson

CEO, Global Helix
Ryan Phelan

Ryan Phelan

Executive director, Cofounder - Revive & Restore
Sang Yup Lee

Sang Yup Lee

Distinguished Professor - KAIST
Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Chief Scientific Officer - Microbyre
Sonja Luz

Sonja Luz

Director (Conservation & Research) - Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Terry Sunderland

Terry Sunderland

Principal Scientist - Center for International Forestry Research
Tobias Erb

Tobias Erb

Research Leader, Biochemistry and Synthetic Biology of Microbial Metabolism - Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology
Tom Knight

Tom Knight

Founder - Ginkgo Bioworks
Xiao-Xia Xia

Xiao-Xia Xia

Professor, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xun Xu

Xun Xu

Executive Director of BGI Research - BGI
Yvonne Chen

Yvonne Chen

Assistant Professor - UCLA

Executive Committee

Nicola Patron

Nicola Patron

Research Group Leader, Department of Engineering Biology - The Earlham Institute
Matthew Chang

Matthew Chang

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.
Karmella Haynes

Karmella Haynes

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Arizona State University
Drew Endy

Drew Endy

Associate Professor, Bioengineering - Stanford University
Chantal Yue Shen

Chantal Yue Shen

Director of Genome Synthesis and Editing Platform of China National Genebank - Beijing Genomics Institute
Adison Wong

Adison Wong

Lecturer - Singapore Institute of Technology

Session Examples

Day 1
13 Jun 2017
Day 2
14 Jun 2017
Day 3
15 Jun 2017
Day 4
16 Jun 2017

Registration

SB7.0 will take place at the University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, National University of Singapore. Make sure to register early to take advantage of promotional pricing. The pricing timelines are listed below.

TICKET TYPE PRE-REGISTRATION EARLY BIRD  DISCOUNTED REGULAR FINAL
DATES Nov. 21 – Dec. 31 Jan. 1 – Jan. 31 Feb. 1 – Apr. 30 May 1 – May 31 Jun. 1 – Jun. 16
INDUSTRY $1,575  USD $1,800 USD $1,850 USD  $1,950 USD $2,250 USD
GENERAL $525 USD $600 USD $650 USD  $700 USD $750 USD
STUDENT $245 USD $280 USD $330 USD  $340 USD $350 USD

 

Purchase Tickets

Cancellation Policy:
Registered attendees can transfer their ticket to another person or cancel up to 60 days before the event for a $50 change fee. No refunds will be issued less than 60 days before the event. Please contact kristen.bassill@synbiobeta.com for more information.

Exhibit Opportunities

If you are interested in connecting with the global community, our exhibitor packages are flexible and provide additional opportunities for you to meet leaders and experts in the field.

 

Accommodations

UTown

UNIVERSITY TOWN

By purchasing an accommodation ticket, you are reserving a 5-night stay (Check-in: June 12th - Check-out: June 17th) at the University Town which is on-campus at the National University of Singapore, walking distance from where the SB7.0 Conference is located. All rooms are subject to availability. No refunds will be offered after June 2nd.
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Park Avenue Rochester

Park Avenue Rochester

Cuddled by lush greenery, Park Avenue Rochester is one of the Singapore business hotels in the west of Singapore. We are one of the hotels near Buona Vista MRT station and minutes away from one-north business district, NUS and International Business Park.
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Park Hotel Alexandra

Park Hotel Alexandra

Step out from the bustle of the city centre, and into the loving embrace of nature. Located close to Singapore’s major business hubs, and near to shopping and entertainment districts, the thoughtfully designed Park Hotel Alexandra blends effortlessly into the lush surroundings with its nature-inspired décor.
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Countdown to SB7.0

48Days
6Hours
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