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Upcoming events

Selected (virtual) workshops, conferences and other events in synthetic cell research.


  • March:  science-based pitch contest, eurekAWARDS 2023
    The eurekAWARDS contest is a unique opportunity for researchers and entrepreneurs to compete for expert advice, in-kind start-up support, and potential funding. The contest seeks innovative synthetic biology solutions to global challenges, from climate change to health and sustainable manufacturing. Synthetic biology projects must address a clear and proven unmet need, and add value to the following three key categories: the green economy, the blue economy, and sustainability. Participants have until October 6 to submit their applications.
  • April 17-19: conference, SynCell2024
    Toulouse, France
    More information to come soon

Past events of the Synthetic Cell initiative

Since its inception in 2017, the European Synthetic Cell initiative has brought together top researchers in the international synthetic cell field as well as representatives of the industry and ethicists. Have a look at the past events of this initiative:

SynCell2022 – International Conference on Engineering Synthetic Cells and Organelles

18-20 May 2022 – The Hague, The Netherlands

Public Lecture by Marileen Dogterom on “The Promise of Synthetic Cells”

19 May 2022

SynCell2019: Defining the Challenges

16 – 17 October 2019 – Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain

2018 1st International Symposium on Building a Synthetic Cell

28 – 29 August 2018 – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

2017 Future Symposium on Building a Synthetic Cell

– 12‐14 July 2017 – Ringberg Castle, Germany