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Fostering Synthetic Biology standardisation through international collaboration

Objective

Synthetic Biology is an engineering research field aiming at (re)designing biological circuits for applied purposes. As any other engineering field, it strongly relies on the use of well-defined, universal and robust standard components. The outstanding success of synthetic biology in the last years should not hide the difficulties in defining biological standards. There are both historical and technical difficulties to reach that ambitious goal. On the former: the crossroad nature of synthetic biology involving mainly biologists/biotechnologists and engineers, whose views on the
standardisation of living beings tend to differ; among the latter: the intrinsic features of live (mutation, emergent properties, fitness biasses, variability and, of course, evolution). In BIOROBOOST we propose to finally overcome cultural issues and to dramatically advance in solving technical difficulties by i) gathering the most relevant stakeholders of all the aspects of standardisation in biology in Europe in a co-creation scenario; ii) by empirically testing cultural (lab-centric) standardisation practices and by promoting a consensus conceptual and technical redefinition
of biological standards; and, finally, iii) by fostering a realistic and flexible toolbox of standard biological parts, including a reduced set of specialised chassis for specific applications as well as a renewed conceptual framework to inform policy makers, scientific and other societal actors.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity/mutation
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/synthetic biology

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-BIO-CSA-2018
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 518 275

Participants (24)

BIOFACTION KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 101 792,50
Address
Kundmanngasse 39/12
1030 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO CENTRE DE REGULACIO GENOMICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 875
Address
Carrer Doctor Aiguader 88
08003 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 292,50
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
DARWIN BIOPROSPECTING EXCELLENCE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 123 225
Address
Calle Catedratico Agustin Escardino 9
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 65 343,75
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 133 250
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 62 000
Address
Rue De La Mairie 35
1207 Geneve
Activity type
Other
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 56 300
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EXPLORA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 58 250
Address
Via Giacomo Peroni 386
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 63 250
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 64 475
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 102 300
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KEMIJSKI INSTITUT
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 63 250
Address
Hajdrihova 19
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 125
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 750
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 63 875
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 108 250
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ESPANOLA DE NORMALIZACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 250
Address
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Activity type
Other
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 61 125
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 31 533,75
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GINKGO BIOWORKS INC.
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
27 Drydock Avenue 8Th Floor
02127 Boston
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WASEDA UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1-104 Totsuka Machi, Shinjuku-ku
169-8050 Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Singapore
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Lower Kent Ridge Road 21
119077 Singapore
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments