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Welcome to Imperial College’s Synthetic Biology Society

Bridging the gap between students, the Imperial community and the forefront of research and industry

Who Are We?

About UsWhat We Do

We are a group of dedicated students who realised there was a need to provide more opportunities for students and staff alike to engage with Synthetic Biology, in a research, commercial, social, or outreach manner. SynBIC was founded in 2015 by some alumni from the 2014 Imperial iGEM team. We are generously funded by CSynBi and SynBICITE, as part of their outreach efforts. Since our inception, we have expanded the committee to optimise growth and our ability to meet the needs of synbio enthusiasts. If you are keen to get involved, please email us at  as we always have space for driven and dynamic people who can help us grow.

People join the SynBIC community for different reasons. Some want to keep up with the leading research in the field via journal clubs, others are want support for their first deep foray into this exciting field, and then there are others that like to meet socially for a pint or some pizza with link-minded peers. A select few have their heart set on synthetic biology and require help to secure appropriate experience in academia and industry.

Through our events and network, we strive to support you in whatever stage of your SynBio journey. Your comments and suggests are very welcome. Please use the Contact Us form to do so.

Latest NewsStraight from our blog.

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June 21, 2016
How to get into Synthetic Biology Part. 2

To continue from my last post, I have included more opportunities for people interested in joining the Synthetic Biology world. These examples include opportunities available all around the world and are open to everyone unless specifically stated.  iGEM competition (International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition) Projects from iGEM range from a biosensor to detect rotting meat , […]

May 16, 2016
How to get into Synthetic Biology

Hopefully you guys now understand what Synbio is exactly and if not take a look over my last blog post for a short explanation.  There’s a place for everyone in the field but it’s always difficult to get stuck into it.  For this blog post (and the next) I’ll try and list some opportunities and […]

OpportunitiesGet Involved

Essay Competition

Enter to win a free ticket to SynBioBeta London (April 6th to 8th) – submit your answers to the question:

You are given the ability to engineer any organism; what would you edit and why?

Submissions must be sent to by 21st March 6pm (strictly 500 word limit). Winning essay may be published upon permission.

Volunteer at SynBioBeta

Register your interest to volunteer at SynBioBeta by emailing to get a chance to watch selected talks and events!

These volunteers usually help with the smooth running of the event (eg. technical setup, ushering, timekeeping, setting up tables ets). The volunteers are also able to sit in the talks and events for free – within their volunteering responsibilities of course.

If this is of interest to you, please let us know and we will keep you in mind. There are no guarantees on how many volunteers are needed so we recommend that you register your interest with us early. Depending on interest, we may need to sift through volunteers based on enthusiasm, prior SynBIC or outreach involvement and specific abilities.

EventsGet Immersed In Synthetic Biology And Meet Us

See all our events

Synthetic BiologyEngineering The Future Of Biology

Synthetic biology aims to design and engineer biologically based parts, novel devices and systems as well as redesigning existing, natural biological systems” – Royal Academy of Engineering

To learn more now, come to our Introduction to Synthetic Biology lecture series, run at every other Tuesday at 4pm.  Join our Facebook group or our mailing list for more up to date information on location and timings.

The TeamMeet the people that makes it all happen.

Laura de Arroyo Garcia
Gabi Santosa
Mann Konuntakiet
Margarita Kopniczky
Vice-President (PG)
James Davis
Vice President (UG)
Stefan Grossfurthner
Media & External Relations
Haroon Chughtai
Alicia Graham
Blog Editor

PartnersOur Friends

Our sponsors:

We would like to thank the CSynBi and the SynbiCITE for their generous support, with a special mention to Professor Richard Kitney who has responded with such positivity for all efforts when SynBIC was just a mere idea.



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