SynBio Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity Conference
About this event:
Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and the re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes. In Africa, synthetic biology has great potential to contribute to national development agenda by anchoring a sustainable bioeconomy. Synthetic biology has a great potential to help develop medicine, reduce pollution, and increase crop production to reduce hunger. However, there is little information or no information on research, capacity development, bioinformatics and data science, innovation hub, policy and regulation of synthetic biology in Africa. Scientists, policy makers, researchers and others in Africa are working in silos doing consultative meetings to find out if they can develop a set of unified policy guidelines that can help across the continent. This conference is the first step in bringing stakeholders working in synthetic biology together. The key areas of Synthetic Biology that will be covered in this conference are: 1) Materials and biomaterial science, 2) biosafety and biosecurity, 3) Agricultural innovations, 4) Bioinformatics and Data Science, 5) Biosensor and diagnostic, 6) Renewable energy and biofuels. The conference will provide opportunities for stakeholders to interact and discuss policy and legal frameworks required in adopting synthetic biology innovations in Africa, while building a shared public understanding on the opportunities and benefits of the technology through effective communications.
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International Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity Conference in Africa, 14-16, October 2021
Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, Uganda.
The conference will feature outstanding speakers with international reputations, as well as a mix of talks from established and early career scientist from Africa and beyond.