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Synbio Powerhouse Ecosystem Annual Event:
Why the Bioeconomy needs Synthetic Biology
29.9.2021 at 13:00 – 16:30 (EET)
Welcome to Synbio Powerhouse annual event 29.9.2021!
This year the Synbio Powerhouse annual seminar will explore the symbiosis of synthetic biology and the circular bioeconomy. Microbes are uniquely capable to utilise bio waste as feedstock. With the tools of synthetic biology we are able to engineer the microbes to efficiently convert the waste into useful products such as biomaterials, chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
Biotechnology can help us achieve a truly sustainable use of biomass derived from agriculture, forest or food industry. What could be done, what is needed and how should we move forward? Join us to discuss this hot topic together with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In our event you will also hear some of the latest finding from novel synbio research.
What is possible, what is needed and how should we move forward – join us for a discussion with industry experts, researchers and policy makers. In this event you will also hear some of the latest findings from novel synbio research.
– Waste as feedstock
– Biosynthetic production
– Novel Synbio Research
This seminar is part of the official program of the European Biotech week 28.9-1.10.2021.
Invitation from Urban Mill’s partner network
An event for students, researchers, entrepreneurs, and companies interested in learning more about International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM Foundation), their portfolio of projects in the Nordics, and possible pathways for future collaboration in the field of synthetic biology.
Time & Location
25 Mar, 14:00 – 15:30 EET
You are warmly welcome to our second Synbio Talk! – an event series taking place every month where we talk about different topics related to synthetic biology. Our aim with these events is to build a stronger synbio community in Finland and beyond as well as to strengthen collaboration networks in the field of synthetic biology.
For this Synbio Talk taking place on Thursday, March 25th at 14:00 (EET), we will introduce IGEM and present some of the projects disseminated in the Nordics during the last couple years as part of the IGEM Competition. This is a perfect opportunity for students in Finland interested in opening up IGEM teams at their universities and for companies or individuals looking to collaborate with students in the field of synthetic biology.
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and Synbio Powerhouse News
Manuel Arias, Interdisciplinary Researcher at VTT
14:10 – 15:00 IGEM – What is it, how it works, and project portfolio in the Nordics Capon Lamelas, iGEM Alliance Project Manager and Regional Head (EMEA) at iGEM EPIC
15:00 – 15:20 Q&A
15:20 – 15:30 Wrap-up
For any questions regarding the event you can contact Manuel Arias from Synbio Powerhouse.
Manuel Arias and Tuula Palmén – Synbio Powerhouse
Feel free to share this invitation with those among your network who might also be interested in attending.
Invitation sent by SynBio Powerhouse:
27 Sep, 13:30 – 17:00
Aalto Design Factory Stage
Betonimiehenkuja 5 C, Otaniemi, Espoo
The new BioGarage at Aalto Design Factory offers students, young researchers and everybody interested the opportunity to test wild ideas and experiment freely using synthetic biology and related technologies in a GMO-lab environment.
Open-minded and cross disciplinary science is key to unlocking the potential that nature has to offer. Engineering biology enables the sustainable use of waste streams and CO2 as a carbon building blocks for synthesis of materials, food, fuels, chemicals and medicines.
Join us to hear how grassroot science can foster innovation and start-up creation! Our inspiring keynote speakers are:
- Thomas Landrain, founder of the biogarage in Paris, La Pallaisse (https://lapaillasse.org/), and the Pili start-up (https://www.pili.bio/1/about-us).
- Leslie Mitchell from New York University, creator of Synthetic yeast 2.0 http://syntheticyeast.org/leslie-mitchell/
You will also have the opportunity to visit our lab space and see a live demonstration of DNA by this year’s iGEM teams.
BioGarage is a Synbio Powerhouse initiative sponsored by Jenny ja Antti Wihuri Foundation. Other supporters include Aalto University, VTT, Sitra Fund.