Next-Generation Synthetic Biology (5th edition)

A VIB Tools and Technologies conference

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Following the success of the past four editions of the VIB conference Genome Engineering and Synthetic Biology (GESB), we’ve strategically pivoted to focus our upcoming meeting more on synthetic biology. This shift enables us to explore and delve deeper into the dynamic realm of synthetic biology, addressing the latest trends and applications in this rapidly evolving field.

This conference will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their most recent discoveries during the following sessions:

  • Engineering synthetic molecules
  • Engineering pathways
  • Tissue engineering
  • Engineering ecosystems
  • Machine learning/AI
  • New technologies (DNA/RNA synthesis for therapeutics)


  • Chris Barnes, University College London, UK
  • Pimchai Chaiyen, VISTEC, TH
  • Lucie Crépin, Head of Metabolic Engineering, PILI, FR
  • Joshua Leonard, Northwestern University Evanston, US
  • Michael Chen, CEO and co-founder, Nuclera, UK
  • Kyle J. Lauersen, KAUST, SA
  • and many more.. visit our website for a full overview of all speakers

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  • Early bird: October 29, 2024
  • Final registration: November 26, 2024

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Next-Generation Synthetic Biology (5th edition)



Bijlokekaai 7
9000 Ghent, Belgium
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