Synthetic Biology





Venue &

Abstract Submission


Important Dates





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      European Federation of Biotechnology
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Sponsorship & Exhibition

There will be opportunities for industrial and commercial presentations. For more information about this and sponsorship, please contact:

    Jean M François
    Université de Toulouse, INSA - CNRS - INRA
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The all-inclusive registration fee includes:
  • Admission to all sessions and poster exposition
  • Lunch, coffee breaks, and gala dinner
  • Abstract book


Early Registration (until 28th June, 2018)
  • Standard Fee: € 420,00
  • Student Fee: € 300,00
Late Registration
  • Standard Fee: € 500,00 
  • Student Fee: € 350,00 

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Important information:
  • Registration form can only be submitted if all fields in bold are completed.
  • Registration will only be accepted once full payment of registration fee has been received.
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations: 28th June 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts for poster presentations: 28th June 2018

Important dates

Important Dates
  • June 28, 2018 Submission deadline for oral presentation

  • June 28, 2018 Early bird registration fee deadline

  • June 28, 2018 Submission deadline for poster presentation


Abstract submission

Abstract Submission

Scientists from academia and industry are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations describing original research in any of the conference scientific topics. The scientific committee will select the type of contribution (oral or posters) based on the review of abstracts.

Guidelines and instructions:

In order to submit your abstract, please first proceed with registration. Once you have registered, you will receive a link and instructions on how to submit your abstract. (when registering, you will not be required to pay immediately. Once the scientific committee has accepted your abstract for oral or poster presentation, it is subject to payment of your registration fee before a given deadline. If payment is not received by the given deadline, your abstract will be withdrawn, unless special arrangements have been made with the organisers)

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  • Abstracts must be completed using font Calibri 8.
  • The body of the abstract must be concise with less than 1600 characters. The abstract form will not accept abstracts that exceed 1600 characters (body of the abstract).
  • The Abstract should include the name of the presenting author underlined and should include affiliations of the co-authors.
  • Standard abbreviations and SI units must be used. Non-standard abbreviations must be defined in full at their first appearance.
  • Abstracts must not contain any figures or tables.
When is the submission deadline?

Deadline for submission of abstracts for oral presentations: 28th June, 2018

Deadline for submission of abstracts for poster presentations: 28th June, 2018

What happens once I submit my abstract?
  • The corresponding author will receive an e-mail confirming the successful submission of the abstract. Authors submitting abstracts will be notified in due time about final acceptance. Please note: Once your abstract has been accepted by the scientific committee, it is subject to payment of the registration fee for the meeting, otherwise your abstract will not be included. 
  • Once the abstract has been submitted, changes, corrections or rewording will be possible until the 25 July, 2018. After this date changes will not be possible. Careful typing and proofreading are essential, as the abstract will be published as submitted.
  • Authors will be asked to indicate to which of the programme’s streams their abstract should be submitted.
  • A number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentation in the programme. All other qualifying abstracts will be selected for poster presentations.

Important: Submitting an abstract for presentation does not constitute registration for the conference. Abstract presenters must register to attend the conference by following the instructions for registration.

Venue & accommodation

Conference Venue

Hôtel Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Boulevard Lascrosses, 8 Espl. Compans Caffarelli, 31000 Toulouse

How to reach the conference venue in Toulouse

  • Airport shuttle :

Airport shuttle stops at Compans Caffarelli subway (Line B) station:

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  • Subway:

Compans Caffarelli subway (Line B) station close to hotel:

  • Train:

From Matabiau train station take Line A from “Marengo-SNCF “station to “Jean Jaurés” station and then Line B from “Jean Jaurés” station to “Compans Cafarelli” station.


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Conference topics:
  • Genome engineering and synthetic genomic

  • Synthetic pathways and Bio (chemical) manufacturing

  • Applied protein design and evolution

  • Bionanosciences

  • Synthetic Biology and Industrial application


Confirmed speakers


Prof. Lars M. Blank
Institute of Applied Microbiology, IAMB,Germany

Prof. L. M. Blank from the Institute of Applied Microbiology (iAMB) of the RWTH Aachen is an (co-)author of more than 120 Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology publications. His work on Metabolic Engineering and Synthetic Biology includes the creation of microorganisms for the production of chemicals and proteins. Examples range from small molecules like malate, to glycolipids, and polymers. One of the tools used for quantification of microbial physiology is stable isotope-based metabolic flux analysis. In general, Lars M. Blank focuses in his research on fundamental and applied aspects of microbial metabolism. Of specific interest is the interaction between the metabolic network and the introduced genetic and environmental perturbations. The research on in silico/in vivo metabolic network operation is aimed at a deeper understanding of cell function, with the ultimate goal of rational cell engineering.

Dr. Pascale Daran-Lapujade
Delft University of Technology,Netherlands

Pascale Daran-Lapujade obtained her PhD from the INPL (Nancy, France) in 2000 and joined the Industrial Microbiology section at the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) as assistant professor in 2005. In 2018 she has been appointed full Professor of Experimental Systems Biology. Her research focuses on addressing fundamental questions relevant for the development of efficient cell factories. At the interface of quantitative physiology, cell biology, synthetic biology and systems biology approaches, her research has contributed in obtaining a deeper fundamental understanding of the mechanisms employed by the industrial and model yeast S. cerevisiae to adapt to its environment.  In the past 6 years, her research has taken a new turn in developing synthetic yeast platforms with modular genomes that enable the fast, combinatorial exploration, and optimization of the biological function of essential cellular processes.

Prof. Paul Freemont
Imperial college London, United Kingdom

Professor Paul Freemont is co-director and co-founder of the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (since 2009) and the National UK Innovation and Knowledge Centre for Synthetic Biology (SynbiCITE; since 2013) at Imperial College London. He is also currently Head of the new Section of Structural Biology in the Department of Medicine at Imperial. His research interests span from understanding the molecular mechanisms of human diseases and infection to applying synthetic biology tools as novel biosensors and is the author of over 200 scientific publications. He is a member of European Molecular Biology Organisation and Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and Royal Society of Medicine. He was a co-author of the British Government’s UK Synthetic Biology Roadmap and participated as a technical expert in the United Nations Convention for Biological Diversity and Biological Weapons Convention. He has appeared regularly on radio and television broadcasts on the subject of synthetic biology.

Dr. Xavier Garrabout
Imperial college London, United Kingdom

Xavier Garrabou Pi received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from the Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, 2004), and in 2005 he joined the research team of Prof. Pere Clapés at IQAC-CSIC (Barcelona). He received his Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the University of Barcelona (2010), and in 2011 he moved to ETH Zürich as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Donald Hilvert. Since 2018, he is developing artificial enzymes for industrial applications as a Pioneer Fellow with the support of the ETH Zurich Foundation. His current field of interest is the de novo creation and engineering of enzymes as catalysts for abiological carboligation reactions.

Dr. Carole Lartigue
International Institute of Agronomic Research, INRA, France

Dr Carole Lartigue received her doctorate in 2003 from the university Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, France. In 2004, she joined the JCVI Synthetic Biology team and contributed to the transplantation of the engineered M. mycoides genome into M. capricolum. Using genome transplantation technology and genome assembly methods, the synthetic biology team achieved their final goal of creating a cell controlled by a synthetic genome in 2010. In 2010, Carole returned back to INRA, Bordeaux (France) as senior scientist where she continues to expand the utility of bacterial genome transplantation in Mycoplasmas and to better understand the interaction of mycoplasmas with their hosts. C. Lartigue received in 2014 the Derrick Edward Award, (Young Researcher Award) from the International Organization for Mycoplasmology.




Scientific Board: 
  • Jean M François (Université de Toulouse,INSA—CNRS—INRA, France)

  • Pierre Monsan (TWB, Toulouse White Biotechnology, France)

  • Fayza Daboussi (INRA, French National Institute for Agriculture Research, France)

  • Tim Overton (University of Birmimgham, UK)

  • Louise Horsfall (University of Aberdeen, UK)

  • Michael Sauer (BOKU, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)

  • Marjan de Mey (University of Gent, Belgium)

  • Cecilia Roque (NOVA University of Lisboa, Portugal)

  • Nick Wierck (RWTH, University of Aachen, Germany)

  • Jussi Jantti (VTT, Finland)


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