Standards in Synbio is a joint effort in the frame of the project “BioRoboost: Fostering Synthetic Biology standardisation through international collaboration”. Through this website, we aim at generating the most comprehensive collection of information available up to date on Standards in the biological and non-biological realm. This project receives funding from the European Commission H2020 Research & Innovation Programme.
BIOROBOOST, A NEW CONCEPT
We propose to bring together the most relevant stakeholders from all aspects of standardization in biology in Europe in a co-creation scenario; empirically test cultural (laboratory-centered) standardization practices and promote a consensual conceptual and technical redefinition of biological standards; and, lastly, to foster a realistic and flexible toolbox of standard biological parts, including a reduced set of specialized chassis for specific applications, as well as a renewed conceptual framework to inform policy makers, scientists and other social actors.