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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.

About CASB

Concordia’s Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology is Canada’s first and only research centre dedicated to the development of foundational technologies in synthetic biology and their application to solve emerging needs in environmental protection, sustainable manufacturing, agriculture, food production and drug development. 


In parallel, the Centre also serves as a catalyst to promote ethical and responsible innovation through communication, transparency and public engagement.

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