The Synthetic Biology Conference Series (SBx.0 Conference Series) is the preeminent academic meeting in the field of synthetic biology and has hosted over 2,200 attendees from 31 countries since its inception as SB1.0 in 2004.
Our most recent conference, SB5.0: The Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, took place June 15-17, 2011 on the campus of Stanford University. This was our most substantial and influential conference yet in the series and one that demonstrates the growing need for a significant international conference in synthetic biology.
SB5.0 built on the past successes of the SB conferences hosted at the following institutions: MIT (SB1.0), University of California, Berkeley (SB2.0), ETH, Zurich (SB3.0), and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (SB4.0). SB5.0 drew +700 attendees from around the world.
SB 5.0 was the first time in over two years that an open and self-defined global community came together to share, consider, debate, and plan efforts to understand life via building, to make biology easier to engineer, and to work together so that the ramifications of such efforts are most likely to benefit all people and the planet.
The BioBricks Foundation is proud to begin planning SB6.0, now scheduled July 9-11, 2013 at Imperial College in the United Kingdom.