SBA 2019 Conference – Synthetic Biology Australasia (SBA)

SBA2019 will be held Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October 2019 in sunny Brisbane, Australia.The conference will provide a forum for academic and industry researchers to present the latest research findings and describe emerging technologies and directions in synthetic biology. Leading international and Australian scientists will present, and we have a strong commitment to providing presentation opportunities for early and mid-career researchers. There will be plenty of opportunities for networking, and we invite scientists from all related disciplines to attend.The program includes both biophysical and social science, as well as industry presentations.

We encourage submissions across a range of biophysical science topics, including (but not limited to): genetic circuitry, high throughput engineering, pathways and products, metabolic engineering, tools, computational synbio, iGEM, etc.; as well as application areas including diagnostics, health, environment, agriculture, food, and commercialisation. In the social sciences, submissions are encouraged in areas including (but not limited to): psychology, behavioural economics, bioethics, bioart, sociology, anthropology, legal studies, science & technology in society, responsible innovation, and ethics.

SBA 2019 is co-hosted by The University of Queensland (through the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology) and the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform. We have partnered with the Australian Academy of Science to support an ECR Forum on Synthetic Biology Commercialisation.

SBA members get substantial discounts on registration; ECRs (student and post-doc) members of SBA are eligible to apply for travel awards of $250 (membership can be purchased here). Registration places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to welcoming you in Brisbane!