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Upcoming Meeting

The 2020 Synthetic Biology Consortium Meeting will be held on November 9-10, 2020 in the Natcher Conference Center on NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, MD.

Please check this website for more information; updates will be posted as they are confirmed.

Funding Opportunities

Agenda 2019

Day 1: October 28, 2019



Room Assignment

8:00am - 8:40am


Lower Level Lobby

8:40am - 9:00am

Welcoming Remarks

Bruce Tromberg, NIBIB Institute Director

Synthetic Technologies for Advancement of Research and Therapeutics (START): Topic 016

Current developments in synthetic biology have offered tools to design or modify organisms that can be used for a specific function, allowing for natural biological systems to be tailored as machines that produce desired compounds. Further, synthetic biology has a broad application and can be used to synthesize biologically relevant compounds and therapeutics that are not easily and/or not cost-effectively produced in a traditional laboratory setting.

Synthetic Biology for Engineering Applications (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct research to advance the understanding and application of synthetic biology for human health. It will support 1) the development of innovative tools and technologies in synthetic biology and 2) their application in biomedical research and human health. An integrative research plan based on collaborations of synthetic biologists with computational scientists, cell biologists, engineers, and/or physician scientists is strongly recommended.