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Xenome

Imperatively, such components should be completely hazardless for their surrounding by their inability to genetically spread into existing ecosystems. As the natural genetic code for all life on our planet is solely recognized in the form of DNA and RNA polymers, a robust approach is being development of a truly orthogonal nucleic acid which is chemically distinct from DNA and RNA, but which can harbour structural and/or sequence information that is essential for the viability and phenotype of the cell. Obviously, such a “xeno”-nucleic acid (XNA) will be genetically inert, unless it can be accommodated by artificially evolved enzymes and synthesized from its xeno-nucleotide (XN) precursors. The latter, however, are not present in nature and need to be chemically synthesized and explicitly provided to the cell.

Location

iSSB - CNRS FRE3561
University of Evry-Val-d'Essonne

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

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).

GPS

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

 

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News

    Abolislogo.jpg iSSB is pleased to announce the creation of the spin-off Abolis . Abolis has already been awarded at two competitions: it is finalist at the 2030 World Innovation Challenge, and received a special prize at the Genopole's White Technologies competition.

    iSSB has received the Genopole award for Research Innovation, which rewards Genopole players achieving major scientific advances. This price has been awarded during the Genopole 15th anniversary day, after selection by an external jury composed of researchers, entrepreneurs and journalists. Please see the video.

    IronLogo.jpg * Congratulations to the iGEM-Evry 2013 team! The team launched by mSSB students and advised by iSSB members won the "human practice" price and a gold medal at the European final. It is 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.

 

*  Press file on Synthetic Biology
To learn more about Synthetic Biology: its origins, applications and potential, the biotech companies and the laboratories on the Genopole biopark working in this field.