2018 Canada SynBio



The Present and Future State of Synthetic Biology in Canada

WEB_20180430-SynBioCoverSynthetic biology: biotech, the next generation
Synthetic biology, in the broadest sense, creatively combines biology and engineering to produce innovations across multiple sectors. This multidisciplinary field of science and technology promises to unlock new solutions to some of the world’s most vexing problems, from food security to climate change to cancer treatment. It encompasses the design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems and the re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes. Synthetic biology uses genetic tools like gene editing to engineer new biological products and processes; increasing standardization and automation of these tools make synthetic biology increasingly accurate and efficient. Read More


WEB_20180430-SynBioConfMarch 6, 2018 – Canada’s first national Engineering Biology conference drew over 320 people together from across Canada and around the world for a day of learning and collaboration.  Held at the MaRS Discovery District, Toronto, ON, this inaugural conference was aimed at harnessing the collective knowledge, experience and creativity of stakeholders from all segments of the bio-economy to advance Canada’s position as a global leader in the field of Engineering Biology.



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



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