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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


The Synthetic and Systems Biology Summer School (SSBSS) is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The 2018 Summer School will take place July 25-29, 2018 at Certosa di Pontignano in Tuscany, Italy.

The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results (with Oral Talks and Posters), and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.


Application: March 31, 2018
Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2018
Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 28, 2018

Keynote Speakers

* PATRICK YIZHI CAI, University of Manchester, UK
* JOHN GLASS, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
* PHILIPP HOLLIGER, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
* JENS NIELSEN, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
* HARRIS WANG, Columbia University, USA
* LUCA ZAMMATARO, Yale University, USA


* Barbara Di Camillo, University of Padova, Italy
* Simone Furini, University of Siena, Italy
* Emanuele Domenico Giordano, University of Bologna, Italy
* Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Imperial College London, UK
* Velia Siciliano, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy