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Synthetic Biology, Applying engineering to Biology

Funded under: FP6-NEST


The NEST PATHFINDER initiative on "Synthetic biology" was launched in 2003. Following two calls for proposals, 8 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.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21796 EN (2005), 38 pp. Free of charge
Availability: The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9742-4
Record Number: 200518370 / Last updated on: 2005-10-05
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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