7th International Yeast 2.0 and Synthetic Genomes Conference 2018

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The Yeast2.0 project is an international collaborative project aimed at assembling the first entirely synthetic bespoke eukaryotic genome in the model organism Saccharyomyces cerevisiae. Over the duration of the project the annual conferences have been held progressively at each of the global consortium member cities 2013 Taormina (Italy), 2014 Taormina (Italy), 2015 in New York, 2016 Edinburgh, 2017 Singapore with the 2018 meeting to be held in
Sydney, Australia. Whilst this meeting is the 7th for the Yeast2.0 Project it also aims to be an inclusive synthetic biology conference.

The first objective of this conference is to reinforce the connectivity within this truly collaborative project and extend interconnectivity with the greater synthetic biology community. Keynote speakers and the delegation are an international mix. Rotation of this conference location from New York increases accessibility and diversity of delegates, especially for the higher postgraduate students, and enables far-reaching connections.

The second objective of the conference is to explore future directions inspired by the shared knowledge to date. By increasing the breadth of this meeting from a sole focus on Yeast 2.0, we aim to direct the focus from current capabilities to forward thinking applications. A concurrent theme of “synthetic genomes” covers basic biological understanding of gene regulation, evolutionary processes and the exploitation of these processes for the development of novel systems with desired features.

To achieve a breadth of scope at this meeting we have invited several international thought leaders and experts in synthetic biology to complement the members of the Yeast consortium and Australian leaders in the field. The program for the event is under construction but below is a list of confirmed speakers and attendees.
Effective start/end date1/07/1830/06/19