Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology is a rapidly developing and interdisciplinary field.

Bringing together knowledge from biochemistry and biology, chemistry and physics, engineering and computer science, synthetic biology aims to redesign ­– or ultimately create – biological entities and their inner workings, opening the door to new technologies and applications.

This collection from across the Biochemical Society brings together content and activities on the subject that we hope will spark dialogue and discussion on this fascinating topic.


Scientific conferences related to synthetic biology coming up in our varied events programme.

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Synthetic Biology UK 2023

SBUK 2023 will bring the synthetic and engineering biology communities together in Bristol to share recent scientific advancements across the field. Livestream places are still available - join us 6-7 November 2023 by registering today.

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Published content

Discover articles, themed issues and collections from across the Portland Press portfolio related to synthetic biology.


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Discover the Engineering Biology Leadership Council

Bringing together funding agencies, research community, industry, government and other stakeholders for strategic coordination of UK Synthetic Biology.

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