Synthetic biology Division

Joint Working Group Synthetic Biology

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Synthetic biology encompasses various disciplines in the natural and life sciences and includes the design of biological networks, systems or even entire cells that do not occur in nature.

In January 2020, the DECHEMA and the Society for biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) agreed to merge the activities of the Division for Systems Biology and Synthetic biology and the GBM study group Synthetic biology in the Joint Division for synthetic biology. In February 2021, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) joined the agreement; The German Botanical Society (DBG) was added in June 2021.

Until the first general meeting and election of the advisory board during the German Conference on Synthetic Biology (September 13-17, 2021), Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wiechert (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH) and Prof. Dr. Matias Zurbriggen (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf) the joint Division as spokesman.

Your contact within the GDCh: If you are interested and / or have any questions, please contact
Dr. Christina E. Weinberg (Institute for biochemistry at the University of Leipzig).

Membership: The joint Division is open to all members of the participating societies without additional membership fees. GDCh members simply fill out the application for personal membership (electronically fillable PDF) and send it to the GDCh member service.

The Joint Working Group Synthetic Biology is not a Division within the meaning of the GDCh statutes.

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last modified: 29.06.2021 16:15 H from C.Kniep