Synthetic Biology


Synthetic biology is an emerging branch of genomics encompassing tools and methodologies to write DNA (instead of the traditional branch which encompasses tools and methodologies to read or sequence DNA).

Synthetic biology tools allow for the building of simple organisms or “biological apps” to make manufacturing more green, energy production more sustainable, agriculture more robust, and medicine more powerful and precise.

Ontario Genomics has identified synthetic biology as a critical driver of Ontario’s future economy and well-being, and actively promotes opportunities to forge a domestic synthetic biology R&D hub.

2020 Canada SynBio 2020 Canada SynBio
2019 Canada SynBio 2019 Canada SynBio
Discussion Paper: The Present and Future State of Synthetic Biology in Canada
2018 Canada SynBio: Discussion Paper
2018 Canada SynBio 2018 Canada SynBio
Visit our Interactive Synthetic Biology Page Synthetic Biology Page
Read our 2016 Synthetic Biology Report 2016 Synthetic Biology Report
View our Infographic: Past, Present and Future Infographic: Past, Present and Future

Other Resources

The Genome Project Write: A Global Synthetic Biology Initiative [Article]