17th of September 2021
Joint working group on synthetic biology
Synthetic biology encompasses various disciplines in the natural and life sciences and includes the design of biological networks, systems or even entire cells that do not occur in nature.
In January 2020, the DECHEMA and the Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) agreed to merge the activities of the Division for Systems Biology and Synthetic biology and the GBM study group Synthetic biology in the Joint Synthetic Biology Working Group. In February 2021, the German Chemical Society (GDCh) joined the agreement; The German Botanical Society (DBG) was added in June 2021.
On September 17th, during the German Conference on Synthetic Biology 2021, the general assembly elected the steering committee 2021-24.