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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) belongs to the UMR 8030, a mixed research unit of University of Évry-Val-d'Essonne, University Paris-Saclay, CEA and CNRS. It is supported by Genopole.
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).
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