Minutes from the Round Table on SynBio and Education

The Round Table on SynBio and Education took place last week, on December 3rd 2020. The event was chaired by Manuel Porcar (I2SysBio – Universitat de Valencia), and the invited speakers were: Kristie Tanner (Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence) Jake Beal (BBN Technologiesand University of Iowa) Markus Schmidt (Biofaction) Some of the main conclusions reached during the discussion … Leer más

BioRoboost Educational Kit – let us know if you would like to receive one for FREE

Explaining synthetic biology to 15-16 year old high school students is a challenge, since several different complex concepts must be introduced: the concept of gene, the central dogma of molecular biology (transcription and translation), plasmids and biological chassis. Although some of these concepts are included in the high school curriculum, a comprehensive approach is needed … Leer más

Round Table on SynBio & Education – December 3rd 2020

Join us on December 3rd between 4 and 5:30 pm (CET) for a virtual round table discussion on synthetic biology and education.  The speakers on our panel will be: Jake Beal, University of Iowa, USA. He is a Senior Scientist at BBN Technologies and  a research affiliate of the University of Iowa. Previously, he was … Leer más

Synthetic Biology and standards in education

Synthetic biology is a research field that has been around for some time now, but that still isn’t included as a subject of its own in the curriculum of most biology-related undergraduate courses. This discipline requires specific educational approaches to inspire and train future synthetic biologists at the different educational levels. As described in a … Leer más