SynBioBeta Aims to Fuel Your Passion for Engineering Biology at their 5th Annual San Francisco Conference

Thu, 28/07/2016 - 14:00

San Francisco, CA, USA, 28th July 2016 / Sciad Newswire / SynBioBeta announced today they will again be bringing together the synthetic biology community for the 5th Annual SynBioBeta SF 2015 Conference, which will be held at South San Francisco Conference Center, in California on October 4, 2016 - October 6, 2016.

The aim of SynBioBeta SF 2016 is to “Fuel Your Passion for Engineering Biology” by fostering the participation and dialogue between entrepreneurs, business executives, tech practitioners, technology scouts, investors, and other great minds driving the latest commercial developments in the synthetic biology industry.

The opening keynote to kick off this year’s conference will be Dr. Chris Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, Co-Director of the Synthetic Biology Center, and Co-founder of the MIT-Broad Foundry. Dr. Voigt’s research at MIT is at the forefront of developing new experimental and theoretical methods to push the scale of genetic engineering, with the ultimate objective of genome design. Many companies have spun out from Chris Voigt’s lab and his research impacts a broad range of applications, including agriculture, materials, chemicals, and medicine.

SynBioBeta SF 2016 will feature over 50 industry speakers, including Dr. Voigt, covering a number of session topics including: the future of food, biosecurity, engineering the microbiome, public engagement, and engineered cell therapies. During sessions, SynBioBeta will be presenting select speakers with their 2nd Annual Engineering Biology Awards, this award is meant to recognize individuals that are making great strides in advancing the technology and collaboration in the industry. To provide additional networking opportunities, SynBioBeta will also be hosting a networking cruise past the Golden Gate Bridge for anyone in the synthetic biology community to attend.

“The synthetic biology industry has continued to grow and strengthen, this year alone over $800 million in investment has been raised” said John Cumbers, Founder of SynBioBeta. “We’re excited to hear about the latest announcements, deals, and product launches at our San Francisco conference this October”

With insightful sessions, networking events, and an energetic atmosphere, SynBioBeta SF 2016 is a must attend event for those wanting to connect and keep up to date with the rapidly-evolving synthetic biology industry.

For more information on the conference, getting a press pass, or the cruise, please contact Brittney Norris, Director of Marketing for SynBioBeta by phone at +1 650-933-5455, by email at or you can reach out to us through our website at


About SynBioBeta

SynBioBeta is the leading community of entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and enthusiasts devoted to the responsible growth of the synthetic biology field. They host international synthetic biology conferences and events that bring the entire community together several times each year, giving anyone the opportunity to meet with the bright minds building and shaping the bioeconomy.

SynBioBeta also offers a highly specialized weekly industry e-digest, news blog and educational courses in addition to providing companies in the industry with opportunities for advertising, exhibition and sponsorships for promotion.