The use of synthetic biology and advanced industrial biotechnology for an accelerated transition in a seminar – faculty of pharmacy
On Saturday 4th march 2017, faculty of pharmacy organized a seminar entitled "Towards a vibrant low-carbon bio-based economy in Egypt: the use of synthetic biology and advanced industrial biotechnology for an accelerated transition".
The seminar brings together speakers from academic, industrial and commercial backgrounds and provides insights on how synthetic biology and industrial biotechnology can address some of the challenges that face the Egyptian economy.
Synthetic biology is an emerging field of science that combines biology and engineering and aims at:
1) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices and systems.
2) The re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes. This emerging field is expected to impact many sectors of the economy (e.g. the chemical, environmental, health and energy sectors) and to contribute to economic growth.