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 th


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.


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


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.


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


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


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?”.


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, re


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


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.


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.


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


"It was a great pleasure to be there and engage in dialogue with people with so many different backgrounds, unified by their interest in biology and art"

BIO·FICTION Festival Visitor


Synthetic Biology – Character and Impact

Editors: Bernd Giese, Christian Pade, Henning Wigger, Arnim von Gleich


Blog and Webpages on Responsible Innovation by René von Schomberg with free downloadable rescources.


This is a brief description of the project's aims and scope in form of a handy brochure.


November's issue of Horizon Magazine has a special focus on Synthetic Biology:


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).


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.


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


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


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 S


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


Nature special issue on Synbio: a collection of resources



I don't know if you have come across this: a completly RRI by-product of the project WormBoys developed by Valencia Biocampus Team for iGEM 2013. Ten stories about Syn-Bio, in a positive and negative version!!