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12/12/2016

Notions of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI) or ‘Responsible Innovation’ have evolved over at least ten years, both in the EU and the US.

12/12/2016

The last weekend of October 2016, I was at the Giant Jamboree in Boston, USA, to meet as many members of the iGEM community as possible and present them with a tool we developed for them in order to support the community for a respon

12/12/2016

Doing It Together Science (DITOs) will implement many innovative participatory event formats across Europe focusing on the active involvement of citizens in two critical areas: the cutting edge topic of biodesign and the pressing area of envi

12/12/2016

In the past years, there has been a growing interest within the art and design community to engage with life sciences—from growing biomaterials (i.e., make mycelium furniture) to designing genetic circuits (i.e., explore bacterial photography

12/12/2016

On October 27-31 the international Genetic Engineering Machine competition (iGEM) welcomed 3,000 attendees to Boston for the Giant Jamboree, the annual gathering of students presenting their projects.

10/05/2016

Making_Life was a project about art and synthetic biology organized by the Finnish Bioartsociety in Helsinki.

10/05/2016

What is the future of biotechnology? How can we create an ecosystem that integrates traditional and non-traditional actors and bolsters innovation?

10/05/2016

Synthetic biology (synbio) is a very young and still unconsolidated new emerging technology.

10/05/2016

On 14-15 January 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted the joint final event of 4 European projects, all working with the concept of RRI.

10/12/2015

Standards are traditionally claimed to be one of the pillars of modern Engineering and as such they are also vindicated as one of the core tenets of contemporary Synthetic Biology.

10/12/2015

The mutual learning activities between iGEM and SYNENERGENE were continued this year, as we again called the iGEM teams to reflect on the societal ramifications of their projects by creating two types of scenarios.

10/12/2015

In Mid-September, a public dialogue event initiated and organised by a SYNENERGENE mini consortium took place in Karlsruhe.

10/12/2015

Synthetic biology is already being used in the processing of biomass to produce industrial goods such as biofuels, commodities for the chemical industry and ingredients for consumer goods.

10/12/2015

Late November 2015, a group of scientists from the University of California announced their plans in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to use gene drive technology to engineer a whole population of the mosquito that normally carry t

13/06/2015

Recently developed technology to make morphine and other opiates from glucose with synbio-engineered yeast may have an advantage in terms of cost-effectiveness, secureness, safety and decreased addictiveness compared with conventional opiates pro

13/06/2015

On February 17, 2015, 60 people on three continents started participating in the first BioHack Academy organised by De Waag in Amsterdam. They could follow lectures that were given and recorded every week.

11/06/2015

SYNENERGENE facilitates the process of the shaping of SynBio research and SynBio-derived innovation according to societal needs (Responsible Research and Innovation) in many different ways.

03/03/2015

SYNENERGENE is a citizen dialogue and stakeholder networking project on synthetic biology (SynBio) with 25+ partners, involving stakeholders from science, industry, civil society, policy, art and other areas.

03/03/2015

The annual international Genetically Engineered Machines student competition iGEM is a perfect match with SYNENERGENE.

25/01/2015

Claire Marris’ article, “Synthetic biology’s malaria promises could backfire,” posits that synthetic biologists—by using semi-synthetic artemisinin as a prime example of why synthetic biology is important—are repeating history and, in doing so, r

25/01/2015

Amyris has developed genetic an industrial synthetic biology platform (genetic engineering technologies) that enables modification of the sugar metabolic pathways in  microbes, primarily yeast.

25/01/2015

The model of “trading-zones” has been developed to discuss and explore possibilities for translating knowledge and uncertainty into responsible decision making and governance processes.

25/01/2015

Several events related to synthetic biology and Responsible Research and Innovation are organized between January and June 2015. This newsletter just provides a brief overview.

25/01/2015

The second BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival took place from 23 - 25 October, 2014.

06/03/2014

In 2010/2011 two Synthetic Biology Newsletters were released. This Newsletter was an initiative of LIS Consult and the Synthetic Biology Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

06/03/2014

In 2010/2011 two Synthetic Biology Newsletters were released. This Newsletter was an initiative of LIS Consult and the Synthetic Biology Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.