Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing @4BIO


December 4 - 5, 2017
Registration from 8am


London, UK
Novotel London West

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


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2017 Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress, as part of our 4Bio event. 

4-5 December at the Novotel London West in central London.

The 4th Global Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing Congress is one of 4 strands that make up the 4th 4BIO Summit. The other 4BIO strands are the 5th qPCR & Digital PCR Congress, 3rd Microfluidics Congress and new for 2017 the NGS Tech & Applications Congress.

The 4BIO Summit will provide an interactive networking forum to both further develop and answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, poster presentation sessions, expert led case study presentations and interactive Q&A sessions from a 100 + speaker faculty.

Synthetic Biology Featured Speakers @4BIO

4BIO: Synthetic Biology Synopsis

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 advances in gene editing and synthesis techniques continue to accelerate, 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.

Synthetic Biology Speakers @ 4BIO

4BIO: Synthetic Biology Agenda


This strand of the 4BIO agenda is designed for experts working in genome engineering, gene editing technological developments, protein design, the Synthetic Biology & Gene Editing congress will examine the latest developments in tools and platforms for synthetic biology and its applications in healthcare and human sciences, and will look ahead to the future of the field. To this end the conference will include a number of early career researcher presentations to allow the audience to engage with some of the up-and-coming names in the field, as well as the opportunity for successful start-ups to showcase the commercial potential of synthetic biology. 


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Sponsors @ 4BIO

2017 sponsors include

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Representatives speaking from Institutions

  • University of Bristol
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Glasgow
  • Takara
  • University of Stuttgart
  • University of Tubingen
  • University of Marburg
  • University of Newcastle
  • MIT
  • J.Craig Venter Institute
  • IST
  • Imperial College London
  • Institute of Cardiometabolism & Nutrition
  • GSK
  • Eukarys
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Bonn
  • University of Washington
  • CRG

The 4BIO Venue

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

4BIO Sponsors

2017 Conference Sponsors

  • Bio-Rad
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Stilla
    Platinum Sponsor
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
    Platinum Sponsor
  • jnmedsys
    Gold Sponsor
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Gold Sponsor
  • Takara
    Gold Sponsor
  • Perkin Elmer
    Gold Sponsor
  • Sagentia
    Gold Sponsor
  • Fluidigm
    Gold Sponsor
  • Advanced Analytical
    Silver Sponsor
  • Fluorogenics
    Silver Sponsor
  • Doulix
    Silver Sponsor
  • DKMS Life Science Lab
    Content Sponsor
  • Minifab
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Advanced Microfluidics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Xxpress
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Corning
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biolegio
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Dolomite
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Fluigent
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Labcyte
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Microfluidic Chipshop
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Elveflow
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Brand
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hahn Schickard
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Vision Research
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Central Biotechnology Services
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Kloe
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Biogazelle
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Genewiz
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • QCL
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bio Molecular Systems
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bioline
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Partek
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Hamilton
  • NYtor


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

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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

  • Absave
  • Austin Journal of Genetics and Genomic Research
  • Bentham Science
  • Biocompare
  • Biochem Adda
  • Bioengineering
  • Biosave
  • GEN
  • Genes
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Labsave
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Select Science
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • Technology Networks