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iSSB - Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology


Synthetic Biology has been defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems (that do not already exist in the natural world) or the redesign and fabrication of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes. Its goal is to learn how to engineer and build self-organizing systems that recapitulate biological functions and show new functions with industrial applications in environment, health care, and energy.

The Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology (iSSB) is located in Évry (near Paris). The iSSB is a research unit of the University of Évry-Val-d'Essonne, CNRS and also granted by Genopole®. The Institute is structured into 4 research teams oriented toward the development of Systems and Synthetic Biology. Systems Biology integrates experimental, theoretical, and computational studies to model living systems. In this research area, the MEGA team develops models and experimental methods for studying the structure, architecture, and expression of genomes. Synthetic Biology uses Systems Biology models to design, build, and test new biological circuits and devices (XenomeSynth-Bio and Bio-RetroSynth teams).

Please download the flyer of iSSB.



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University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne

5 rue Henri Desbruères
Genopole Campus 1, Bât. 6

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

To come, please follow Genopole access indications.

On the site, iSSB is located at 1st floor of Genavenir 6 building placed on your left (if you come by pedestrian entry) or on your right (if your come by vehicle entry).


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




IronLogo.jpg * The iGEM-Evry 2013 team: "human practice" price, gold medal at the European final. It was one of the 2 French teams selected for the world final in Boston.

copy_of_IFrog.jpg *  iGEM-Evry-2012 team: two prices (best model, best human practices), gold medal at the European jamboree, selection for the world final.