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Institute of Systems & Synthetic Biology


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).

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Location - contact

University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne

5 rue Henri Desbruères
Genopole Campus 1, Bât. 6

contact (at)

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''




  Thematic Research School "advances in Systems & Synthetic Biology" - aSSB-Evry'16. March 21-25, 2016

Mohamed Elati is one of the winners of the national call for proposal ITMO Cancer Aviesan-INSERM "Systems Biology and cancer".

logo 24Hchrono Sept. 5, 2015: Julie Zaworski, CIFRE PhD student at iSSB and Deinove, has won the national competition « 24 H chrono de l’entrepreneuriat » organized by the « Association Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie » (ANRT) . See details

igem-Evry-2015The iGEM-Evry-2015 team launched by mSSB students and hosted by iSSB received a Silver Medal at the World Championship. The team engineered innovative and promising new biological systems for modulating the immune system.

To learn about former iGEM-Evry teams, please visit our iGEM webpage.