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The inaugural ASPB-sponsored Plant Synthetic Biology (SynBio) Conference will immediately follow Plant Biology 2019 from August 7-9 at the same conference venue in San Jose, California.

The conference will showcase the emerging field of plant SynBio and its supporting technologies, including work with photosynthetic prokaryotes, as well as the fabrication of plant metabolic pathways in non-photosynthetic microorganism platforms.

Important Deadlines

June 14, 2019: Deadline to be considered for a 15-minute oral presentation

July 19, 2019: Deadline to receive a poster number

Special Features of the Inaugural Program

$1,000 travel awards will be provided to all those selected to present a short talk. This will cover registration and two nights in the headquarters hotel. Potentially, depending on funding success, travel awards will also be available for a number of poster presenters.

If you’re interested in learning more about Plant Syn Bio, please view the Plant Synthetic Biology 101 webinar on Plantae. Webinar speakers include:

Arjun Khakar, University of Minnesota

Aileen Mastouri, Program Director at Joyn Bio

Brynne Stanton: Head of Metabolic Engineering at Joyn Bio

June Medford, Colorado State University

Andrew Hanson, University of Florida

Also, please join the Plant Synthetic Biology network on Plantae! There are a lot of resources and connections available via this collaborative network, and it’s a great place to stay up to date with news and information about the SynBio conference and plant synthetic biology more generally.

Coming soon: The 2019 Focus Issue on Synthetic Biology, published by Plant Physiology

And everything you have come to expect at an ASPB conference:

Discounted fee for attending both Plant Biology 2019 and Plant Synthetic Biology

WiFi in the meeting rooms and in your hotel rooms at no charge

Opening day luncheon featuring a Q&A session with the Major Symposium speakers on the future of Plant Synthetic Biology

Poster sessions and lots of time for networking

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