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Welcome to the iSSB website

 

Synthetic Biology (SynBio) was defined by ERASynBio as " the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re)design and construction of novel biological and biologically based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, that draws on principles elucidated from biology and engineering."

Its industrial applications lie in the fields of environment, healthcare, materials and energy.

The Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology (iSSB) is a mixed research unit of Genopole, University of Évry-Val-d'Essonne, University Paris-Saclay and CNRS.

It includes four teams active in the fields of xeno-nucleic acids and synthetic genomics, and of synthetic biochemical circuits. Their acronyms are Xenome, MEGA, Synth-Bio and Bio-Retrosynth.

iSSB represents the academic core of a local SynBio "ecosystem" comprising in addition a master degree (mSSB), an iGEM team (iGEM Evry), an annual School (aSSB), a few small companies, and a technological platform (abSYNTH).

Download iSSB flyer here.

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Location - contact

iSSB
CNRS FRE3561 - UEVE - GENOPOLE 

5 rue Henri Desbruères
Genopole Campus 1, Bât. 6
F-91030 ÉVRY CEDEX, FRANCE

contact (at) issb.genopole.fr

Phone: +33(0)1 69 47 44 30
Fax: +33(0)1 69 47 44 37

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To visit us, please follow Genopole access indications.  Once on Genopole campus 1, iSSB is located on the first floor of Building 6, which is the first building to your left as you cross the pedestrian gate, or to your right as you cross the car gate.

GPS

Longitude: E 2° 27' 4''
Latitude: N 48° 37' 7''

 


News

 iSSB will participate in the National Science Festival. Please see the activities organized by Genopole and the University of Evry, from October 10 to October 16, 2017.

 The iGEM-Evry 2016 team, with his project Let's PLAy! will try to produce a bioplastic ready to be used for biomedical applications and 3D printing.

Thematic Research School "advances in Systems & Synthetic Biology" (aSSB): March 13-17, 2017 in Lyon.

  Based on publications in synthetic biology, an independent study (Nov 2015) found that iSSB ranks 3rd lab in Europe and 9th in the world, despite a comparatively small size.

  The European Experience 2016!  The teams iGEM Evry and iGEM IONIS have organized together a thrilling meeting week-end, gathering students from all Europe.