SynBioNT is an interdiscplinary network of European academics working in fields related to synthetic biology, including chemistry, engineering, computer science, biology and social science. The network aims to generate new vigorous interactions between these disciplines by supporting a range of community building activities. These activities will be centred on the specific technical goal of achieving programmable interactions between biological and artificial cells whilst reconciling social and ethical challenges
On this site you can discover information about: the scientific and technical challenges that inspire us, synthetic biology news and resources, events (past and future) coordinated by or involving members, talks given at these events, and the full list of network members and their institutions.
SynBioNT kicked off in June 2008 and since then it has grown to over 100 members. The founding members of this network were from: University of Nottingham, University of Glasgow, University of Oxford, Ecole Polytechnique in France, National Centre for Biotechnology in Madrid, University of Valencia, EMBL-EBI Cambridge, University of Leeds, King's College London and Spanish National Cancer Research Center also in Madrid. The network is led by Professor Natalio Krasnogor at the Newcastle University.
SynBioNT was funded for three years by the BBSRC grant BB/F01855X/1 with co-funding from EPSRC and ESRC UK research councils. The activities of SynBioNT continue with funding from EPSRC's projects EP/I031642/1, EP/I03157X/1 & EP/I031812/1 "ROADBLOCK: Towards Programmable Defensive Bacterial Coatings & Skins" and EP/J004111/1 "Towards a Universal Biological-Cell Operating System (AUdACiOuS)".