Engineering Biology for Solutions in Health, Food and the Environment

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Join us March 6, 2018 for this national conference focused on harnessing the power of biology through Synthetic Biology and Next Generation Genomics.

  • Learn about emerging developments, opportunities and plans.
  • Connect and network with leading investors, policymakers, scientists, and entrepreneurs from Canada and around the world.
  • Share ideas and let your voice be heard as we explore issues of importance to the synthetic biology community.
MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ONSynthetic Biology Conference
March 6, 2018
Located at
MaRS Discovery District Toronto,
ON, Canada
Hosted by
Ontario Genomics and the Genome Canada Enterprise
Attend and Let Your Voice be Heard
Ideas and outcomes from this conference will be incorporated into a Synbio white paper to be developed at a national workshop on March 7, 2018 facilitated by Dr. Marc Saner, University of Ottawa.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada
  • Dr. Bill Peck, CTO and Co-Founder, Twist Bioscience
  • Dr. Stephen Chambers, CEO, SynbiCITE (UK)
  • … and many more

Session Topics include:

  • Reducing our Carbon Footprint with Synthetic Biology
  • AI and Computation Meet Synthetic Biology
  • Human Health – From Gene Editing to Stem Cells
  • Food – Biotech 2.0 and Learning from GMOs
  • Investor Panel – Is SynBio the New Tech?
  • Lightning Talks – Synbio Start-Ups

For accommodations see MaRS preferred hotel rates


Genome Canada Enterprise; Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science; Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council; MaRS Discovery District; Autodesk

For questions or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jordan Thomson