Synthetic biology. Engineering life for the medicine of the future

hosted by Biocat

CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Start: Thursday, 13 Jun 2019 09:00

End: Friday, 14 Jun 2019 17:30

  • Submit your abstract!


    Submit an abstract for a poster presentation:

    This call invites scientists from academia and industry to submit an abstract focused on synthetic biology or gene editing technologies with potential impact on industry and/or medicine.

    Deadline: May, 24 2019 (EXTENDED)

    Language: English

    The abstract is limited to 300 words. Please include the abstract title, authors and affiliations. 

    Abstracts can be submitted exclusively online along with the registration form.

    Notifications about acceptance or refusal will be sent on May 31, 2019

    Please bring with you your printed poster! Maximum size: 116x146cm.

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  • Synthetic biology. Engineering life for the medicine of the future

    Our capacity to engineer genomes has increased enormously, and this advancement is impacting science and society. Synthetic Biology is the application of science, technology and engineering to facilitate and accelerate the design, manufacture and/or modification of genetic materials in living organisms. It drives to a new era in a wide variety of research fields, including sustainable energy, food production, biomaterials, better understanding of human biology and development of novel therapies. Engineering of life is changing the medicine of the future. 

    This B·Debate, a joint initiative of Biocat and Obra Social “la Caixa”, is co-organized with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The conference will be focused on medical applications of gene editing technologies. A forum will be created to foster discussion between top scientists, to engage industry and society and to promote scientific advancement and its sustainable translation into economic and health benefits. The debate will highlight new tool development and new applications to diverse problems in biotechnology, focusing in life science and medicine, and will also face the ethical and philosophical concerns raised since its appearance, including in the conversation not only researchers but also the general public.

    More info:

    Deadline to submit an abstract to be selected for a poster presentation: April 30.
    Registration closes on 
    June 9


    In case tickets are sold out, please contact Laura Rogel ( to be added to the waiting list. 

    REFUND POLICY: To cancel your ticket you must send an e-mail to Laura Rogel If cancellation is received more than 30 calendar days before the date of the event acquired, you will be reimbursed for 100% of the registration fees (except 5€ for administration fees). If it is received more than 15 calendar days prior to the date of the event, you will be reimbursed for 50% of the registration fees (except 5€ for administration fees). If it is received within 15 calendar days prior to the date of the event or no notice is given, participants will not be reimbursed even if they do not attend the session.


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    Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)


    Universitat Pompeu Fabra









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    CosmoCaixa Barcelona C/ Isaac Newton, 26. Barcelona 08022 Barcelona Spain
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