After iGEM/Initiatives/SynBio-Association

After iGEM | SynBio Associations

Global Alliance of SynBio Associations

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SynBio United

In 2020, the Global Alliance of SynBio Associations contacted and showcased several local and regional groups. A year later, we brought together SynBio Associations worldwide at SynBio United on July 17, 2021.


In this first-ever virtual gathering, we received 180 registrations and had over 15 SynBio Associations and Networks joining us from across the globe. We were able to actively foster communication and work together on the next steps of our Global Alliance. Thank you all for joining us at SynBio United!

About the Alliance

Did you know that there are more than 45,000 iGEM Alumni across the world?

Through the competition, iGEMers learn and apply core values: integrity; good sportsmanship; respect; honesty; celebration; cooperation; effort; and excellence. They also learn the importance of engaging and including the public in the scientific conversation; and the power of working together to solve gaps in the bio-economy. Many iGEMers take these learnings and values to continue making an impact in their local communities, through regional associations and other informal organizations.

The Global Alliance wants to recognize the contribution of these communities to society and to the advancement of synthetic biology.

Take a look at the list of organizations supported by iGEM Alumni gathered by the initiative so far! Feel inspired? Why not join one?

Contact the iGEM Global Alliance of Regional SynBio Associations at alliance@igem.org.

Events Calendar

If you're a synthetic biology association, organization or a network affiliated with SynBio Alliance then you can submit your events for this calendar at this link.. Select SynBioAlliance as the Keywords/Tag.


Note: Subscribing to this calendar will give you notifications of all the events and activities being organized by different groups in iGEM Foundation.


Network Finder

AFBS

The AFBS is a young association composed of students and researchers. We are mainly focusing on public outreach. We want to make synthetic biology accessible to the French population by providing accessible free knowledge. We want to help the debate around synbio in France to this end. We do not aim necessarily at promoting Synbio per se, but we want to make sure that if French society makes choices on Synbio, it has to be rational.

France
AFBS

Allbiotech

ALLBIOTECH is a youth-led non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of biotechnology and education as a driver for a more sustainable future in Latin America. We aim to be a catalyzer of leadership to turn the region into a hotspot for innovation in life sciences.

Latin America
Allbiotech

Biohacking Space Peshawar

Biohacking space Peshawar is an organization aimed at revolutionizing sciences in Pakistan by bridging the gap between society and science, to enable bio-engineers and hobbyists to do wonders in the field of biotechnology and the emerging synthetic biology. Furthermore aimed at making science relevant economically in the locality and worldwide. Biohacking shares the values of open-science, which upholds the values of openness, inclusivity, serendipity, interdisciplinarity and responsibility. We believe in serendipity of masses, if harnessed responsibly, can contribute economically and spiritually to the human causes, locally and worldwide. We have put together the best brains in business, policy and technicalities of science to make this shift happen. We are the changemakers, who are to introduce a game where all win.

Pakistan
Biohacking Space Peshawar

CCiC

Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC) is the biggest synthetic biology conference in China which has been hold for 8 years. With the rapid development of this conference, CCiC has already become a national association for all Chinese iGEMer and iGEM alumni run by CCiC Executive committee. Nowadays, CCiC has grown into a mature medium for scientific leaders to pass on advanced knowledge to the upcoming successors and keep promoting the development of Synbio youth community in China through providing more opportunities for communication and cooperation. CCiC executive committee aims to broaden the influence of synthetic biology in China, promote equitable development among regions, and accelerate the industrialization of synthetic biology in China.

China
CCiC

GASB

The German Association for Synthetic Biology has set the goal to establish Synbio as a key discipline and to serve as the association for this young research area in Germany. To achieve this goal, GASB sees itself as a platform for the community of synthetic biologists and together we want to foster collaboration and to represent our interests.

Germany
GASB

Gene & Machines

Genes & Machines is focused towards developing an interdisciplinary knowledge community in Pakistan for Life Sciences. They highlight and connect subject experts with the public for awareness & training, & participate in local Life Sciences policy efforts for education and research.

Pakistan
Gene & Machines

IBLoT

​India Biotech Leaders of Tomorrow (IBLoT) is a non-profit initiative aiming to foster a community of biotech leaders of tomorrow and today, to accelerate the growth of the Indian Bioeconomy.​ ​Through our initiatives, we hope to create a holistic understanding of bioentrepreneurship and the challenges and opportunities in the Indian biotech ecosystem.​ ​ We’re building a diverse community of Indian bio-enthusiasts spanning entrepreneurs, scientists, academics, researchers, investors, policymakers, and students to enable collaborations and conversations.​ ​In solidarity, this community can play a major role in revolutionizing human health and environmental health.

India
IBLoT

KCL SynBioTech Soc

KCL’s Biotechnology & Synthetic Biology Society (SynBioTech Soc) is a student-led organisation within King’s College London’s Student Union. Founded in 2020, the group provides lectures, workshops, networking events, and socials for its members. SynBioTech Soc aims to increase the awareness of SynBio research, iGEM, and bioentrepreneurship at KCL. Furthermore, the society provides a support network for students of all ages within the Life Sciences field and provides an outlet for them to explore their passions within biotechnology.

United Kingdom
KCL SynBioTech Soc

OMIC-Engine

OMIC-Engine, was established in 2018 and is the National Hellenic Research Infrastructure on Synthetic Biology that aims to develop a holistic approach on promoting Synthetic Biology in research, education and industry. OMIC-Engine aspires to enhance Synthetic Biology efforts in Greece, with emphasis on the Agro-Food sector. The University of Thessaly coordinates the Research Infrastructure and has joined forces with 8 Greek Universities and Research Centres from five different regions in Greece, aiming to create a network on Synthetic Biology.

Greece
OMIC-Engine

SynBio Africa

Synbio Africa is a forum for researchers, students, citizen scientists, policy makers and the public at large to convene and develop successful pathways for the propagation of synbio technologies, products and services throughout Africa. Their vision is to be a Center of excellence in synthetic biology research, education, and biosecurity in Africa. Their mission is to be the leading synbio innovators for sustainable solutions to great challenges in health, agriculture and environment in Africa.

Africa
SynBio Africa

SynBio Brasil

Brazil has one of the richest biodiversities in the world, which translates into an enormous library of genes to be studied, in a sustainable and ecological way. However we believe that there is a need to consolidate a community, dedicated to the study of synthetic biology, in order to make all this potential come true, so we can be represented nationally and internationally. SynBio Brasil has the purpose of becoming the network capable of establishing a connection throughout the brazilian synthetic biology community, to be an ecosystem set up to connect and empower the next generation of bioengineers in Brazil.

Brazil
SynBio Brasil

SynBio Canada

SynBio Canada works to create, strengthen, and advocate for a coordinated community of enthusiasts, trainees, and researchers across the county. Our vision is to ensure Canada’s leadership in synthetic biology, through the development and retention of expertise.

Canada
SynBio Canada

SynBio Indonesia

SynBio Indonesia, or SynBio ID, is a community for synbio enthusiasts, whether you are students, professionals, or people who just want to start learning this new exciting field. We have a vision to be an active contributor of synthetic biology and bioinformatics in Indonesia. Whether it is by creating a new platform to meet and improve the members of the community, or educating each other about synbio, we want to ensure we always have a place for everyone in the community

Indonesia
SynBio Indonesia

SynBio UK

A free association uniting synthetic biology students, researchers and industry across the UK. We provide networking opportunities, a weekly newsletter and regular events hosted by us and our collaborators.

United Kingdom
SynBio UK

SynBio.Oxford

SynBio.Oxford is the University of Oxford's student-led Synthetic Biology Society. We organise talks by academics and industry experts, to share their knowledge and experience of working in this exciting field.

United Kingdom
SynBio.Oxford

SynBioBeta

SynBioBeta is the premier innovation network for biological engineers, investors, innovators and entrepreneurs who share a passion for using biology to build a better, more sustainable universe. We provide our community members with personal and professional development support, as well as valuable opportunities for partnership, collaboration, networking, and education. We host The Global Synthetic Biology Summit in San Francisco in October each year, which showcases the cutting-edge developments in synthetic biology that are transforming how we fuel, heal, and feed the world. And we provide ample opportunities to meet and explore with the bright minds building the bioeconomy.

Global
SynBioBeta

Learn more

Do you want to hear more about these organizations and get some tips to create to create your own? Check out the Alliance interview report!

Contact us

There are many more associations and networks out there, and the Global Alliance would like to hear about them! So if:

- You know an organization or network that is not on the list and would like to include it.

- You are a representative for a SynBio related organization and would like to collaborate with us.

- You would like to start your own organization and would like to get our support.

Please contact the Initiative at alliance@igem.org.