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16/12/2016

On Friday, December 9th 2016, a multimedia event for the general public titled "Synthetic biology: bioreality and biofiction" took place at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana in the scope of the EU 7th Framework programme "SYNENERGENE: Responsible Research and Innovation in Synthetic Biology" project.

25/02/2016

This transatlantic exchange of perspectives on bioeconomy notions was organised by KIT-ITAS and TU Darmstadt in collaboration with the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts and took place in Brussels at the Palace of the Academies on October 8 & 9, 2015. The workshop brought together European and U.S. experts from the fields of policymaking, industry and civil society organisations discussing different stakeholder perspectives on bioeconomic notions, expectations and future challenges.

30/11/2015

This report focuses on task 6.2, conducted by Zebralog, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It includes the assessment of online public opinion about SynBio (synthetic biology) by identifying actors and arenas in the online sphere that “talk” about that topic.

27/11/2015

This report, edited by Rinie van Est and Dirk Stemerding (Rathenau Instituut), is the results of the project ‘Making Perfect Life’ that was conducted for the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel of the European Parliament.

27/11/2015

This Rathenau Instituut policy brief, which has been published at the United Nations Office at Geneva's “Think Zone” website for the Seven

27/11/2015

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences' Biosecurity Committee has published a report on "Improving Biosecurity - Assessment of Dual-use research".

27/11/2015

Karlsruhe, 16.09.2015. New technologies have often been accompanied by fear and skepticism on the part of the public.

02/07/2015

BIO∙FICTION Science Art Film Festival was a three-day event hosted by Biofaction KG as part of the SYNENERGENE project from 23-25 October 2014 at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria.

22/05/2015

A new report from the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity discusses synthetic biology's impacts on biodiversity and the adequacy of current risk assessment and regulatory schemes in order to assess the impact of t

18/03/2015

Presentations from the workshop "The nuts and bolts of bioengineered systems", organised under the aegis of the SynBio working group of the EC-US Task Force in Biotechnology at the University of Valencia, Spain, are available online.

29/01/2015

Piksel is an electronic music and art festival that takes places every year in the city of Bergen, Norway.

29/01/2015

In December 2013, researchers at Agro Paris Tech (Morgan Meyer) and CNRS (Perig Pitrou) in collaboration with LaPaillase organized a one day workshop entitled “What can do-it-yourself biology do?”.

21/11/2014

From 21-24 September 2014, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology hosted the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET).

14/11/2014

Recently the Dutch Rathenau Instituut published a report “SynBio Politics. Bringing synthetic biology into debate” calling for a broader opinion formation on the field of synthetic biology.

06/10/2014

This SYNENERGENE workshop on “Responsible Research and Innovation in Synthetic Biology” took place at the Schader-Forum, Darmstadt (Germany), on 23 - 25 June 2014.

11/07/2014

Christopher Coenen from ITAS/KIT and Franc Mali and Toni Pustovrh from the University of Ljubljana attended the SYNBIOREG symposium in Brnik, Slovenia.

06/06/2014

Members of the Slovenian partner University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, attended the annual conference on Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies, organized by the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and

04/06/2014

The latest OECD report on synthetic biology dealing with "Emerging Policy Issues in Synthetic Biology" appeared on June 4, 2014.

10/04/2014

The ethical issues raised by a variety of emerging technologies are often similar and familiar.

10/04/2014

There has been little change in public awareness of either synthetic biology or nanotechnology since previous surveys, according to this 2013 poll of more than 800 U.S. adults.

06/03/2014

The Commission on Genetic Modification of the Netherlands (COGEM) has previously issued topic reports on synthetic biology, the first in 2006 (

10/02/2014

The Germany-based Testbiotech group - Institute of Independent Impact Assessment on Biotechnology - has recently published a report on the future of genetically engineered organisms, new synthetic genome technologies and the planned free trade ag

10/02/2014

During the 8th and 9th of November, a workshop took place in Koper, Slovenia, which was attended by Science, Technology and Society (STS) experts from Slovenia and Italy (University of Ljubljana, University of Koper, University of Trieste, University of Padua), (some of) whom are also participating in the SYNENERGENE project.