5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Synthetic Biology Symposium

SAVE THE DATE: January 9-10, 2025

WHO WE ARE

The Mid-Atlantic Synthetic Biology Network (MASBN) is a diverse and welcoming community of researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in academia, government, and the private sector who share a common interest in synthetic biology and its enabling technologies.

We are found in Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. We work in a variety of areas, including but not limited to agricultural and water sustainability, diagnostics, therapeutics, biosecurity and defense, energy, nutrition and food security, information processing, and manufacturing.

OUR GOALS

Supported by a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network grant, our goals are to i) capacity map the Mid-Atlantic region to identify synergistic strengths and research complementarities, ii) create strategic research networks, iii) to develop and diversify the STEM workforce with particular regard to synthetic biology, and iv) to develop entrepreneurial opportunities.

2024 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Course in Synthetic Biology

Course dates: July 23 – August 6, 2024

The Course will focus on how the complexity of biological systems, combined with traditional engineering approaches, results in the emergence of new design principles for synthetic biology. Students will work in teams to learn the practical and theoretical underpinnings of cutting-edge research in the area of Synthetic Biology. In addition, students will gain a broad overview of current applications of synthetic biology by interacting with a panel of internationally recognized speakers from academia and industry during seminars, lab work, and social activities. –> Learn More

WHAT IS SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY?

Synthetic biology (SynBio) is the practical application of natural sciences, technology, and engineering to facilitate and accelerate the design, modification, and production of living organisms or cellular components that are implementable solutions to regional, national, and global problems, in a bioethical and environmentally-sensitive manner.

A PLACE FOR YOU

You are welcome to visit our website anytime to find the latest updates on opportunities, events, our activities, or other SynBio activities within the region. If you are a researcher, educator, entrepreneur, leader, business, program, or organization, consider joining the network. It’s free. Being a network member enables receipt of e-mails about events and opportunities specific to your interests, enables you to post information on this site relevant to our community, and provides eligibility for network awards. Membership is also an opportunity to maximize your connectivity to others in the network with similar or complementary interests. We especially encourage students and early career researchers to join. Not resident or working within the Mid-Atlantic region? You still may join the network.

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