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The Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation at KCL


The Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (CSynBI) is a partnership between synthetic biology researchers at Imperial College London and social scientists at the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London.

The creation of CSynBI was funded in 2009 by a 5-year EPSRC Award. Since then, the centre has attracted substantial funding from diverse sources and has become established as a key UK research centre for synthetic biology in the UK. It has also become the hub for wider networks, such as the Flowers Consortium and the SynbiCITE Innovation and Knowledge Centre.

Researchers at SSHM form an integral part of CSynBI and the Flowers Consortium. Interaction between social science and synthetic biology researchers provides a novel foundation for a programme of research, training and dissemination that aims to enhance capabilities to understand the ways that developments in synthetic biology impact and shape the world around us. Through a combination of high quality social science research and engagement with policy, SSHM researchers seek to influence the trajectory of this emerging field of science and technology and contribute to the development of an appropriate governance regime.

Further information about grants that fund research at CSynBI@KCL.

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