Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing


4th-5th Dec 2017
Registration from 8am


London, UK
Novotel London West

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4th Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce that members of the iGEM community are invited to apply for a free places to attend the 2017 Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress. 

4-5 December at the Novotel London West in central London.


Synthetic Biology Featured Speakers

Synthetic Biology Synopsis

Synthetic biology continues to be an exciting and rapidly developing area in the life sciences with the potential to revolutionise many aspects of society. As advances in gene editing and synthesis techniques continue to accelerate, this congress brings together experts in academia and industry to network and share ideas, and provides the opportunity for successful start-ups to showcase the commercial potential of synthetic biology. With a focus on healthcare and investment, this interactive meeting will allow you to keep up to date with cutting edge of of research and tool development, access to case studies on drug discovery, therapeutics and technologies, and the opportunity to make connections with academics, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses in your field.

Free Resources



PLOSONE editor, Mark Isalan, discusses the potential of synthetic biology to treat Huntington’s disease in this free online presentation.


Synthetic Biology Speakers

Synthetic Biology Agenda

This agenda is designed for experts working in genome engineering, gene editing technological developments, protein design, the Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing congress will examine the latest developments in tools and platforms for synthetic biology and its applications in healthcare and human sciences, and will look ahead to the future of the field. To this end the conference will include a number of early career researcher presentations to allow the audience to engage with some of the up-and-coming names in the field, as well as the opportunity for successful start-ups to showcase the commercial potential of synthetic biology. 


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Representatives speaking from Institutions

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Glasgow
  • Takara
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Tubingen
  • University of Marburg
  • University of Newcastle
  • MIT
  • J.Craig Venter Institute
  • IST
  • Imperial College London
  • Institute of Cardiometabolism & Nutrition
  • GSK
  • Eukarys
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Washington
  • CRG


Novotel London West

Novotel London West
1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, LONDON, W6 8DR, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel +44 (0) 208 741 1555    |    Email [email protected]

Pricing and Registration



Offer is limited to 30 places.
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

Confirmation of your booking
You will be asked a complete a questionnaire. When this is completed and returned to us your place is guaranteed.

An administration fee of £75 to cover catering costs is payable for non-attendance. Our standard cancellation terms apply.

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Register now to ensure your place

Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

iGEM Community


Members of the iGEM Community are eligible to apply for a free place.

Academic/Hospital/NFP Fee (USD)


Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below

Solution Provider Attendee Fee


Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities, or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of November. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended.  Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Submission Form 

To submit your poster please complete the form below.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.


What our delegates say about the conference

Interesting panel

The congress this afternoon has been really interesting. I’ve definitely learnt something from the other speakers that were in my session and the panel debate was really interesting.

Sarah Lau

Partner Attorney and Partner, Kilburn & Stroud LLP, UK

Fantastic conference

The work that Global Engage have put into this conference is fantastic. We are seeing that we have access to a lot of leader groups. It was very engaging, we’ve seen a lot of good people, there were plenty of questions, and we can see that we’re really targeting the right audience for this new product.

Marc Valer

Agilent Technologies

Mix of attendees

I’ve enjoyed the Synthetic Biology Congress very much because here there is a mix of academics, industry, national institutes like us, as well as people from different funding bodies. So the interaction has been very fruitful for us, I’m taking back a lot of contacts with whom I will be in touch.

Nilofar Faruqui

Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory


2017 Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Steve Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress @ 4BIO

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Working in partnership with

  • Absave
  • Austin Journal of Genetics and Genomic Research
  • Bentham Science
  • Biocompare
  • Biochem Adda
  • Bioengineering
  • Biosave
  • GEN
  • Genes
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Labsave
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • PharmaVOICE
  • SelectScience
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks


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