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The Concordia Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology (CASB) is the first institution in Canada whose goal is to assemble research personnel from biology, computer science, engineering, and social science backgrounds, thus fostering the interdisciplinary training environment that has come to define synthetic biology.

Lallemand Scholarships and Fellowships in Bioprocessing

Generous support from Lallemand Inc. is enabling Concordia University to provide support for studies in the field of Bioprocessing, defined as processes that develop or utilize natural or genetically-modified living cells or organisms (e.g., bacteria, fungi, plants) or parts thereof (e.g., enzymes, DNA) to obtain products or services; it also includes designing, building and testing real or virtual tools, machines (e.g., reactors, software) and procedures used in the development or fabrication of such products and services.

Synthetic Biology Applications (SynBioApps)

Learn how to design and construct cells and proteins for the development of new products related to human health, green technologies, and fundamental biological investigations. As well as methods of DNA construction and data gathering using the latest in automated equipment, bioinformatics tools will be applied to understand the use of computational modeling and design in synthetic biology.

The iGEM competition is a prestigious worldwide synthetic biology competition where teams of students from diverse fields work with mentors to build genetically engineered systems. Teams are given a kit of biological parts at the beginning of the summer from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Working at their own schools over the summer, they use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells.

Journal Club

The journal club’s objective is to assess recent journal articles and to discuss how the findings apply to current research. Graduate students and PostDocs are encouraged to apply to present papers.

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