Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

The 7th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe (ASBE7) is organised by the European Federation of Biotechnology (EFB) Bioengineering and Bioprocessing Division and the EFB Microbial Biotechnology Division. The event will be held on 6-8 November 2024 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Following the success of previous meetings in this series, ASBE7 will explore the wealth of applied synthetic biology research and how it is contributing to progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We will highlight the commonalities, overlaps and connections between different approaches and the use of different biological systems. The meeting will bring together key partners from academia, industry and the third sector interested in using synthetic biology, engineering biology and applied microbiology to address global challenges.

The format is designed to mix international guest lectures by renowned scientists with shorter presentations by early career researchers (and is supported by the European Synthetic Biology Society of Students and Postdocs EUSynBioS). The programme has a strong ED&I focus, with invited talks and presentations selected from submitted abstracts to showcase not only the diversity of this interdisciplinary field, but also the diversity of the community driving the research visions.

The Czech Republic lies at the heart of Europe, bridging east and west, north and south. Thus, another important mission of ASBE VII is to bring together scientists from both established and emerging SynBio communities across Europe to share their successes and struggles in advancing this fascinating scientific field. All this will take place in Brno, the city of the father of genetics Gregor Mendel, in the very special venue of the Brno Observatory and Planetarium. We look forward to welcoming you to Brno in November 2024.

On behalf of the Organising Committee Pavel Dvořák and Tim Overton

The conference is organized under the auspices of the Mayor of Brno Dr. Markéta Vaňková and the Dean of the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University Prof. Tomáš Kašparovský
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The Committee is composed of academics who are experts in the synthetic biology.
They are responsible of the scientific program and the abtract evaluation.

Committee Members


The detailed conference programme can be viewed by clicking the button below in pdf.
Please note, this programme is subject to change at any time.

View the preliminary programme


Tobias Erb
Tobias Erb

MPI Marburg (DE)

Sabine Flitsch
Sabine Flitsch

University of Manchester (UK)

Michael Jewett
Michael Jewett

Stanford University (USA)


The online registration is now OPEN!
Register online before 21 July 2024 to receive the early bird registration rate.


The “7th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe” conference invites participants from academia and industry to submit abstracts describing original research in one of the conference scientific topics.

Abstract guidelines and instructions


This meeting is selected by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) to offer grants for event participation for Early Career Scientists.

Bursary application


The “7th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe” conference will be held in the Brno Observatoty and Planetarium.
The conference venue is situated close to the city centre, in a park on the hill of Kraví hora.

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A range of sponsorship opportunities are available and the organisers are happy to discuss these with potential sponsors / exhibitors.

European Federation of Biotechnology
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Gold sponsor

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Bronze sponsor

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With the support of Chemistry Europe and the Czech Chemical Society:

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