Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress


4th-5th Dec 2017
Registration from 8am


London, UK
Novotel London West

4th Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress
Date: December 4 - 5, 2017
Venue: Novotel London West, London, UK

4th Synthetic Biology Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2017 4th Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress, as part of our 4Bio event, which will be held on 4-5 December at the Novotel Lodon West in central London. This event will be co-located with the 5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress, the 3rd Microfluidics Congress and NGS Tech & Applications Congress.

The 2017 meeting is currently in production – last year’s final agenda is available for download

Areas that will be covered include

  • The latest in gene editing techniques
  • Programmable cells, genetic circuitry and metabolic engineering
  • Recent discoveries and ongoing research into synthetic biology in therapeutics and drug discovery and design
  • New platforms, technologies and strategies
  • Commercialising research and investment opportunities
  • Ethics and the future of synthetic of biology in society

500+ senior level attendees across the 3 events
40+ expert speakers
Exhibition room
30+ panel/roundtable or individual presentations
Networking opportunities and 1-2-1 partnership meetings

2017 Speakers include:


Synthetic biology continues to be an exciting and rapidly developing area in the life sciences with the potential to revolutionise many aspects of society. As technologies and strategies continue to mature, this congress brings together experts in academia and industry to network and share ideas, and provides the opportunity for successful start-ups to showcase the commercial potential of synthetic biology. With a focus on healthcare and investment, this interactive meeting will allow you to keep up to date with cutting edge of of research and tool development, access to case studies on drug discovery, therapeutics and technologies, and the opportunity to make connections with academics, entrepreneurs, investors and businesses in your field.




New for 2016, the agenda features expanded coverage of healthcare and plant applications and a brand new stream on supporting technology and computation tools.

Our Sponsors

2016 sponsors included:

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Novotel London West

Novotel London West
1 Shortlands, Hammersmith International Centre, LONDON, W6 8DR, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel +44 (0) 208 741 1555 | Email

There is a special conference rate available at the venue hotel. You can book bedrooms by contacting their in-house reservations team directly on the details above and quoting the reference "Global Engage".

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities, or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of £100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 17th of November. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.

Submission Form

To submit your poster please complete the form below.

Posters should be presented as A0 or US equivalent, size E (841mm x 1189mm or 34 x 44 inches respectively) in portrait orientation. In order to present a poster at the forum, you need to be registered as a delegate.


What our delegates say about the conference

Interesting panel

The congress this afternoon has been really interesting. I've definitely learnt something from the other speakers that were in my session and the panel debate was really interesting.

Sarah Lau

Partner Attorney and Partner, Kilburn & Stroud LLP, UK

Fantastic conference

The work that Global Engage have put into this conference is fantastic. We are seeing that we have access to a lot of leader groups. It was very engaging, we'e seen a lot of good people, there were plenty of questions, and we can see that we're really targeting the right audience for this new product.

Marc Valer

Agilent Technologies

Mix of attendees

I've enjoyed the Synthetic Biology Congress very much because here there is a mix of academics, industry, national institutes like us, as well as people from different funding bodies. So the interaction has been very fruitful for us, I'm taking back a lot of contacts with whom I will be in touch.

Nilofar Faruqui

Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory

Conference Sponsors

2016 Conference Sponsors included

  • Nanostring Technologies
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Bio-Rad
    Platinum Sponsor
  • RainDance Technologies
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Jnmedsys
    Gold Sponsor
  • Stilla
    Gold Sponsor
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Gold Sponsor
  • Takara
    Gold Sponsor
  • Twist Bioscience
    Gold Sponsor
  • Advanced Analytical
    Silver Sponsor
  • Qiagen
    Silver Sponsor
  • M2P Labs
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Z-microsystems
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Xxpress
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Little Things Factory
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • My Pols
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hamilton
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Vision Research
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Techne
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Corning
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Analytikjena
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • IT-IS Life Science Ltd
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • TwistDx
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Gen9
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biolegio
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Dolomite
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • ThinXXS
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Formulatrix
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Envirologix
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PCRBiosystems
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Fluorogenics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Fluigent
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Labcyte
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • EGT
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Elveflow
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

You will be able to select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. In order to assist you with your choices, ten days before the conference we will provide you with profiles of all attending delegates and once you have made your choices we will combine this with delegate choices to provide you with a confirmed meetings schedule for the conference. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Contact us about sponsoring the
Synthetic Biology Congress

Contact Us

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Working in partnership with

  • Biosave
  • Biocompare
  • Hospitals Management
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • KbioSciences
  • Global Information