The German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB) has set the goal to establish Synthetic Biology as a key discipline and to serve as the association for this young research area in Germany. With the help of Synthetic Biology possible solutions to pestering questions of the 21st century may be discovered. GASB is open to everyone who is interested in Synthetic Biology: from students to professionals, from academic research labs to producing industry, from scientists to humanists.
We understand Synthetic Biology as an independent discipline within the larger field of life sciences. Synthetic Biology is applying engineering principles to biological systems. As a modern science, there are countless points of contact with other biological sciences like biotechnology, systems biology, molecular biology or biochemistry. Besides these interactions Synthetic Biology as an interdisciplinary science closely works together with all STEM fields.
All Synthetic Biologists are sharing similar visions of making biology easier to engineer and standardize the construction of biological systems, unrelated of the model organism, the scientific question or the final product.
To achieve this goal, GASB sees itself as a platform for the community of synthetic biologists in Germany. Together we want to foster collaboration and to represent our interests. Therefore, GASB is organizing events like conferences and workshops, is providing a platform for dialogue within the scientific community as well as with the society and is taking position for Synthetic Biology in Germany.
Our vision at GASB is to establish Germany as pioneer in the field of Synthetic Biology at the international level and particularly in Europe. We aim at fostering responsible research and applications in Synthetic Biology as well as the dialogue in a social as well as a political context.
GASB is a member of VBIO.
You can learn more about the people behind GASB here: Steering Committee.