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3rd International IET/SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2017

Synthetic biology driving industrial translation in the bioeconomy

12 – 13 December 2017 | IET London: Savoy Place

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About the conference

The IET and SynbiCITE, the UK’s National Industrial Translation Centre for Synthetic Biology, have teamed up again to bring you an inspirational conference in the revolutionary field of engineering biology.

Engineering biology is a young and interdisciplinary field of research that brings together engineering with the life sciences. It is already revolutionising a number of industries.

As the field develops, it is clear that engineering biology has important applications in a range of fields from healthcare to water filtration and waste management, to the defence industry, to robotics and automation. It is rapidly, it is becoming apparent no industry can ignore this technology.

The 3rd International IET /SynbiCITE Conference on Engineering Biology 2017 will provide a focal point for the international synthetic biology community to congregate and share cutting edge research in engineering biology and how these findings are being commercialised and adopted by industry.

Key themes include:

  • Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper
  • Model-based design and computational tools
  • Standardisation
  • Genome engineering – CRISPR/CAS9
  • Fermentation Scalability
  • Microfluidics
  • Automation / Robotics
  • ICT and data handling
  • Bio economics
  • Policy matters
  • Finance

Why attend?

  • Industry is adopting the latest engineering biology research; discover how these disruptive, game-changing technologies could benefit you
  • Engineering biology has an impact on biodiversity; find out how it could reduce energy use and costs
  • Engineering biology is being adopted globally - join the discussion; network with international participants both already involved in engineering biology research and those venturing into it


With over 15 sessions, and 20 speakers, the 3rd International IET/SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2017 features leading researchers and industry experts from around the world.

What people said about the 2nd International IET/SynbiCITE Engineering Biology Conference 2016

"Highly stimulating conference, easy access to the speakers and superb location in London."

"I was particularly delighted to attend a conference that emphasised the engineering aspects of synthetic/engineering biology and its translation, attracting significant contributions from a wide spread of leading experts, national and international. The IET provided an excellent venue to showcase the rapid advances continuing to be made in topic and to demonstrate the strong support for its advancement in the UK."

"The quality of the speakers was extremely high! Very enjoyable."

"Some excellent talks in a great location and enjoyed being able to choose a more appropriate theme of talks to listen to for the split sessions. Also a nice range of talks and excellent student price."

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Early Bird Member - £325

Early Bird Non-member - £395

Standard Member - £375

Standard Non-member - £475

Faculty / Post Doc - £300

Student - £150