NEST Science and Technology Report - Synthetic Biology, Applying Engineering to Biology
The NEST PATHFINDER initiative on synthetic biology was launched in 2003. Following two calls for proposals, eight projects have been selected for funding. These projects apply design and engineering principles to biology with the aim to construct new functionalities and novel artificial systems based on sub-cellular biological building blocks. A high-level expert group was established in 2005 with the aim, to examine, forecast and describe this new and emerging scientific field, its potential impact and support needs. The present report summarises their findings and recommendations.
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Record Number: 15386 / Last updated on: 2013-08-12