Medicines produced by redesigned bacteria, heavily genetically altered algae that produce clean energy, extinct species brought back to life and perhaps even the creation of artificial life. Expectations of synthetic biology are running high.

This glossary provides a quick reference for (synthetic) biology-related terms. It does not go into depth on the terms, but can be useful if you are trying to understand some basic concepts in synbio. The compilation of the dictionary is an ongoing activity of the Synenergene project.

SYNENERGENE is a four-years mobilization and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP) supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.