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22/07/2019 - 26/07/2019 / Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Tuscany, Italy / Summer School Download iCal

6th International Synthetic & Systems Biology Summer School - SSBSS 2019

The SSBSS is a full-immersion five-day residential summer school at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, on cutting-edge advances in systems and synthetic biology with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts.

The school provides a stimulating environment for students (from Master students to PhD students), Post-Docs, early career researches, academics and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results (with Oral Talks and Posters), and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

Now, it is your chance to attend!

Registration is now open:


July 22-26, 2019


Application: March 31, 2019
Oral Presentation/Poster Submission: March 31, 2019

Notification of Decision for Oral/Poster Presentation: April 28, 2019


  • ADAM ARKIN, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Topics: Systems & Synthetic Biology & Microbiology/Virology
  • ANDREA CALIFANO, Columbia University, USA
    Topics: Systems Biology, Cell Regulatory Networks, Cancer tumorigenesis & Drug Resistance
  • JASON CHIN, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
    Topics: Genetic Code Reprogramming
  • VIRGINIA CORNISH, Columbia University, USA
    Topics: Synthetic Biology, Chemical Complementation & Ribosome Chemistry
  • JOHN GLASS, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
    Topics: Minimal Cell, Building and engineering of genomes and chromosomes
  • Philip Maini, University of Oxford, UK
    Topics: Mathematical Biology, Mathematical and computational modeling in developmental biology, physiology & cancer biology
  • KAREN POLIZZI, Imperial College London, UK
    Topics: Synthetic Biology & In Vivo Biosensors
  • WILLIAM SHIH, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Topics: Design principles for self-assembling molecular machines
  • JOERG STELLING, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Topics: Computational Systems Biology
  • SARAH TEICHMANN, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute & EMBL-EBI, UK
    Topics: Human Cell Atlas
  • DANIELLE TULLMAN-ERCEK, Northwestern University, USA
    Topics: Protein Engineering & Synthetic Biology


  • Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Imperial College London, UK

More Speakers TBA


During the Registration Process, abstract submissions for posters and oral presentations to be presented during the poster sessions and the talk sessions are accepted.

Early registration deadline: March 31, 2019

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