Connaught Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology
The Impact Centre at the University of Toronto is convening
our third annual Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology.
Understand how to relate your discoveries to societal challenges
Learn about the latest developments in synthetic biology
Broaden your skills and get trained in essential research techniques
The summer institute is sponsored by University of Toronto’s Connaught Fund. This is the largest internal university research funding program in Canada, with over $124 million awarded to U of T scholars since its creation in 1972. The fund supports emerging and established scholars in conducting transformative research to help meet societal challenges.
June 6 - 10, 2016
We would like to invite Canadian and international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and academics working in synthetic biology.
We strongly encourage applicants from a range of disciplines. Regardless of whether you are a pure theorist or pure experimentalist, this workshop will have something for you. Our goal is to broaden the backgrounds of researchers with a strong grounding in one field underlying synthetic biology but who would benefit from learning the fundamentals of another.
April 30 Application deadline
May 20 Notification to applicants
May 31 Program announcement
June 6 – 10 Summer Institute
June 13 -17 Techno (optional)
Participants who arrive to the workshop serious about commercializing their synthetic biology work can apply to attend the Impact Centre’s flagship entrepreneurship training program (Techno) after the Summer Institute.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and application forms. Potential Techno candidates will be asked to go through an interview process done separately from the application to the Summer Institute. Please note that the admission to the summer workshop does not guarantee admission to Techno.