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Current events

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


May 10 –  May 14: European Federation of Biotechnology Conference (EFB2021) – virtual conference, European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB)

May 19 – May 20: International Conference on Engineering Synthetic Cells and Organelles – virtual and In-Person Worldwide, hosted by National Science Foundation, Max Planck Society, The University of New Mexico, New Mexico Consortium, LANL Center for Non-Linear Studies, Build-a-Cell

Aug. 26 – Aug. 27: Molecular Origins of Life conference – virtual and in person in Berlin, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Sept. 1 – Sept. 3: German Conference on Synthetic Biology (GCSB 2021) – Darmstadt Germany, German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB)


May 22 – May 25: Biotechnology Congress ECB-IBS – Maastricht, the Netherlands, European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB)

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:

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