Building Synthetic Biology capacity through innovative transnational projects

Basic Information

The call aims at funding research proposals in the field of Synthetic Biology, which can be described as a multidisciplinary approach at the intersection of life sciences, engineering and information technology. The 1st joint call will address broad research areas within Synthetic Biology, based on the following definition: “Synthetic Biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re)design and construction of novel biological and biologically based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, that draws on principles elucidated from biology and engineering.” In particular a clear distinction should be made between Synthetic Biology and classical genetic engineering and other related fields like systems biology (the latter not being included in the focus of this call).

Network ERASynBio
Website http://www.erasynbio.eu
Aim of the joint call The call aims at funding research proposals in the field of Synthetic Biology, which can be described as a multidisciplinary approach at the intersection of life sciences, engineering and information technology. The 1st joint call will address broad research areas within Synthetic Biology, based on the following definition: “Synthetic Biology is the engineering of biology: the deliberate (re)design and construction of novel biological and biologically based parts, devices and systems to perform new functions for useful purposes, that draws on principles elucidated from biology and engineering.” In particular a clear distinction should be made between Synthetic Biology and classical genetic engineering and other related fields like systems biology (the latter not being included in the focus of this call).
Type of joint call One Stage - Call with no pre-proposals submission
Events
Launch date 13/05/2013
Deadline Full-Proposal 26/08/2013 Submitted proposal: 55
Evaluation End Date 01/02/2014 Successful proposal: n/a Proposals funded: 8
Is call co-funded? No
Call follow up funding
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor
  • There are mechanisms in place to monitor technical progress
Call reasons n/a
Research fields
  • Biotechnology
Type of research
  • Basic research
  • Pre-competitive research
Target groups
  • Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
  • Public Research Organisations (PROs)
  • Private and Semi-private Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs)
  • SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)
  • Large Corporations
Participating networks n/a