7th International Yeast 2.0 and
Synthetic Genomes Conference

26-28 November 2018 Sydney, NSW, Australia


Professor Jef Boeke

Professor Jef Boeke The Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, USA

Associate Professor Yasunori Aizawa

Associate Professor Yasunori Aizawa Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kanagawa Pref, Japan

Professor Brenda Andrews

Professor Brenda Andrews Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr Anthony Borneman

Dr Anthony Borneman The Australian Wine Research Institute, South Australia, Australia

Dr Tom Ellis

Dr Tom Ellis Centre for Synthetic Biology and Department of Bioengineering Imperial College London, London, UK

Associate Professor Danielle Tullman Ercek

Associate Professor Danielle Tullman Ercek Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Professor John Glass

Professor John Glass Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California, USA

Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson Global Helix LLC, USA

Associate Professor Debra Mathews

Associate Professor Debra Mathews Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Dr Leslie Mitchell

Dr Leslie Mitchell New York University, New York, USA

Professor Birger Lindberg Møller

Professor Birger Lindberg Møller Center for Synthetic Biology, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg C, Denmark

Professor Lars Nielsen

Professor Lars Nielsen Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

Professor Kathryn North AM

Professor Kathryn North AM Murdoch Children's Research Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Professor Ian O'Hara

Professor Ian O'Hara Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia

Professor Bert Poolman

Professor Bert Poolman University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Dr Daniel Schindler

Dr Daniel Schindler Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK

Dr Yue (Chantal) Shen

Dr Yue (Chantal) Shen BGI and China National GeneBank, Shenzhen, China

Professor Christina Smolke

Professor Christina Smolke Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Dr Erika Szymanski

Dr Erika Szymanski University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Professor Hiroshi Takagi

Professor Hiroshi Takagi Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan

Dr Tom Williams

Dr Tom Williams Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Dr Josh Wodak

Dr Josh Wodak University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Early bird savings

Save up to $150 when you register by 30 June 2018


Synthetic Biology is widely believed to have the potential to make the most profound impact on the way we solve the many grand challenges facing humanity over the next 50 years. Conferences, such as this one, which bring together individuals involved in this field from around the world, are crucial to supercharge the intellectual horsepower required to ‘join the dots’


Stay nearby at the Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour or at a range of other nearby accommodation.

Conference sessions will be held at ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

We have secured special accommodation rates for conference delegates at the Sofitel Hotel.

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