Event

SBA3.0 International Synthetic Biology, AI, and Biosecurity Conference in Africa

Event date(s): 
17/07/2024
19/07/2024
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The conference’s objective is to further cultivate a well-defined role of synthetic biology in fostering national, regional, and continental sustainable development of the bioeconomy. The conference will feature keynote talks, oral presentations, lightning talks, breakout sessions, panel discussions and networking sessions covering six thematic areas:

  • Agricultural innovations
  • Bioinformatics and AI
  • Biosecurity and Biosafety
  • Renewable Energy and Materials
  • Biomaterials Science, Biosensors and Diagnostics
  • One Health

The conference aims to highlight the potential of synthetic biology to address the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s development agenda, as well as to raise awareness and understanding of the technology among the public and policymakers. The conference also seeks to address the biosecurity risks and ethical issues associated with synthetic biology, and to promote a culture of responsibility and best practices among the synthetic biology community.

The conference is open to anyone interested in synthetic biology, AI, and biosecurity in Africa, including students, researchers, entrepreneurs, educators, policymakers, journalists, civil society organizations and the public.

Deadline for submitting an abstract: 24 May

More information on the programme and registration here.