The Pufendorf IAS Theme Synthetic Biology invites you to the symposium "Synthetic biology: scalability, implementation, and governance" on November 14 -15.

The aim of the symposium is to showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Synthetic Biology. In particular, the symposium will foster discussions on the scalability of the technology, provide examples of current research and commercial activities and products resulting from the field, and discuss issues of biotechnology education, governance and regulation. The invited speaker will show the interdisciplinarity of synthetic biology in relation to their work in the field.

This event is for an audience with diverse backgrounds in natural sciences, as well as social sciences and law; therefore, it is expected to be highly interactive. With this symposium, we will show the research community the versatility and potential of synthetic biology and provide inspiration for the development of a Synthetic Biology platform in Lund.

Day 1.

12:00–13:00 Lunch

13:00–13:10 Welcome and opening

13:10–13:40 Paul S. Freemont, Chair Biofoundry Global Alliance, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Enabling the transition to a global bioeconomy with synthetic biology – opportunities and challenges

13:40–14:10 Jussi Jäntti, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Finland

Making use of the richness of biological functionalities for sustainable production

14:10–14:40 Marjolein Crooijmans, Director or Enrepreneurship (EPIC) iGEM, Leiden University, The Netherlands

iGEM Startups: Community-led Education of the Next Generation of Biofounders

14:40–15:00 Coffee Break

15:00–15:30 James Love, Vice President, Automation and Process Optimization, Novo Nordisk, Denmark

Towards closed loop protein engineering and process optimization

15:30–16:00 Simone Bianco, Principal Investigator and Director of Computational Innovation, Altos Labs, USA

Advances in Computer Aided Design of Biological Systems

16.00–16:30 Brice Laurent, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation (CSI), Mines ParisTech, France

Democratizing emerging technologies?

16:30–17:30 Reception
Day 2.

08:30–09:00 Registration, breakfast, and welcome

09:00–09:30 Nadia Skorupa Parachin, Senior Program Director, Ginkgo, USA

Strategies for making biology easier to engineer- how Ginkgo Bioworks is scaling-up its synthetic biology platform

09:30–10:00 Marilene Pavan, Manager, HTP Synthetic Biology, Lanzatech, US

Realizing a truly circular bioeconomy via waste carbon recycling by gas fermentation.

10:00–10:30 Irina Borodina, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability DTU, Denmark

Fermented pheromones – a sustainable solution for plant protection from insect pests

10:30–11:00 Magali Remaud-Simeon, Toulouse Biotechnology Institute, France

Playing with enzyme evolvability for cell-free and cell-based innovation

11:00–11:20 Coffee break

11:20–11:50 Per-Olof Syrén, Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm, Sweden

Protein design for synthetic biology applications

11:50–12:20 Priscila De Giuseppe, Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Brazil

Synthetic biology to address the major challenges in the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass in Brazil.

12:20–12:50 Joyce Tait, Founding Director of the Innogen Centre/Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Governing the products of synthetic biology: beyond the UK Brexit opportunity

12:50–13:00 Final remarks

13:00 Lunch

Period2022 Nov 142022 Nov 15
Event typeConference
LocationLund, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational