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Workshop on Synthetic Biology, 18-19 March 2010, Brussels


Workshop on Synthetic Biology:
From Science to Governance

18-19 March 2010, Brussels

Venue: Sofitel Hotel, Place Jourdan, Brussels

On 18-19 March 2010, the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) is organising in Brussels a Workshop on synthetic biology.

Synthetic biology is an exciting emerging field of research with rapid development and promising applications. Given its multidisciplinary nature and its wide-ranging potential impact on society, synthetic biology raises a number of social, ethical and regulatory questions which need to be addressed in a timely manner.

The aim of this Workshop is to provide a clear overview of existing developments and to try to foresee the likely time-scale of future applications. Furthermore, it will be a good opportunity to discuss the main challenges (in governance, social, ethical and legal issues) facing the field of synthetic biology as well as the possible approaches for tackling these challenges.

Programme of the Workshop

Proceedings of the Workshop

Presentations at the Workshop