Biosynthetic & Synthetic Biology
The Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology (BSB Research Excellence Cluster) is made up of a multidisciplinary research team of scientists and educators who are experts in biotechnology and synthetic biology. Biotechnology is the application of molecular biology, and molecular genetics to the development of new and improved agricultural, environmental, clinical, and industrial products. Similarly, synthetic biology investigates and manipulates organisms using a multidisciplinary approach (ranging from biology to physics and engineering). The introduction of new genetic programmes (genetic circuits of DNA) into organisms to study natural systems or to produce useful products for industrial or biomedical applications is a common feature of synthetic biology.
- Track 1-1 unnatural molecular biology
- Track 2-2 Bioengineering and protocell synthetic biology