Chair: Vittorio PRODI MEP, member of the STOA Panel
What is 'Synthetic biology'?
Synthetic biology is based on the study of biological systems with the aim of constructing similar systems with desired features. It is an emerging bio-based technology which is quickly establishing itself as a key enabling technology alongside nanotechnology, ICT and advanced materials. It offers promising approaches to realising the vision of a bio-based European economy through research and innovation as well as a deliverer of competitive and sustainable growth for Europe.
16:50-17:00 Closing remarks by the chairman