The WISB International Workshop will take place next week from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st September 2017 in Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, the University of Warwick’s conference facility in Venice.

The workshop will see WISB members come together with external speakers to discuss advances in their research, the latest global advances in Synthetic Biology, and will also see plans being made for future exploitation of these technologies.  This workshop will focus on multiple themes in the burgeoning field of synthetic biology, including predictive design, biological circuitry, biosynthetic pathways and cell communities. There will be oral and poster presentations on a range of synthetic systems, featuring computational modelling as well as experimental research on microbial, mammalian and plant cells. The workshop will also include a session on ethical and societal aspects of synthetic biology.

Guest speakers will be travelling from as far afield as the USA and South Korea with Josh Leonard and John Coley (Northwestern University, USA), Virginia Cornish (Columbia University, USA), Ahmad Khalil (Boston University, USA) and Haseong Kim (Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology, South Korea) in attendance.

Speakers travelling from Europe include:

  • Kobi Benenson (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Victor de Lorenzo (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain)
  • Irina Borodina (Technical University of Denmark)
  • Jordi Garcia Ojalvo (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Philip Shapira (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Stefaan Blancke (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Anke Becker (Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany)

You can follow updates from the workshop on Twitter #WISBinVenice

WISB has been funded by the above bodies