The initiation ceremony was held at 19th China Hi-Tech Fair by Shenzhen Association for synthetic biology on November 16, 2017, in order to promote academic research and exchanges in the field of synthetic biology, to connect enterprises and scientists in the relevant field in Shenzhen closely and future enhance the comprehensive competitiveness and both the local and abroad influence of Shenzhen synthetic biology industry.
During the initiation ceremony, Dean Fan, Jianpin of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Cai, Zhiming, professor of Shenzhen Second People’s Hospital, Huang, Jiandong, professor of the University of Hong Kong, LIU, Chenli, director of the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (CSynBER) of SIAT, DAI, Junbiao, researcher of CSynBER, HUANG, Weiren, lab director of Shenzhen Second People’s Hospital, WANG, Bo, vice director of Shenzhen Huada Life Science Institute, National Gene Bank, and association representatives from other institutes are all on the platform to witness this significant moment representing the initiation of first high-tech association, Shenzhen association for synthetic biology, facing towards the synthesis biology industry.
Previously, on the new field of synthesis biology, Shenzhen did not establish any relevant association, problems need to be resolved by efficient communication and solution. For example, the lack of communication between research team and the government, weak connection towards enterprise, lack of communication between local and foreign peers, out-dated management, technology force diffusion, the controversy of public safety of research findings and so on. However, the establishment of Shenzhen Association for synthetic biology can close this gap. By uniting the strength of many experts and scholars of synthesis biology, open up the innovation integration chain of synthesis biology from fundamental research to industrialization, the association contributes a lot to the long term development of the promotion of the entire biology industry in Shenzhen.
Shenzhen Association for synthetic biology is joint launched by 9 companies and 56 members included SIAT, Shenzhen Second People’s Hospital, Shenzhen Huada Life Science Institute, South University of Science and Technology of China, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen Alpha Feed agriculture and animal husbandry Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Teng Lang renewable resources development Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Bo Rui Biotechnology Co., Ltd.. Their goal is to embrace the further development of the academic research and communication of synthesis biology, to improve the research of synthesis biology, to connect domestic enterprises with scientists of the relevant field closely, to bring up the overall competitive standard of the synthesis biology industry of Shenzhen, to promote industry fair and to protect the achievements in scientific research of public security
Live of guests on behalf of each company launching the institute of synthesis biology.