The Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology
Sponsored by: BioBricks Foundation & SynBioBeta
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.
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.
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.
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
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||$1,850 USD||$1,950 USD||$2,250 USD|
|GENERAL||$650 USD||$700 USD||$750 USD|
|STUDENT||$330 USD||$340 USD||$350 USD|
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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.