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What is Synthetic Biology?
The goal of synthetic biology is to design and build biological systems that are beneficial to society, and entails the genetic modification of microorganisms in order to make them useful for industrial, medicinal or environmental applications.
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The Genome Foundry is a pioneering facility that employs cutting edge robotic instrumentation which enables synthetic biologists to execute work at significant scales and speeds.
Our research is widely recognized for its accent on interdisciplinary thinking in teaching, training, research and research-creation.
There are many ways to engage with CASB as a graduate student. Take individual courses, focusing on synthetic biology in the Biotechnology and Genomics Graduate Diploma, or pursue an MSc, MASc or PhD through the SynBioApps program or the Individualized program in synthetic biology. You will have access to the leading minds and facilities that are pushing this exciting field forward.