Connaught Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology

Who should apply?

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.

Registration is free, but the application process is competitive.

Apply early; space is limited. Some travel bursaries available for candidates outside of Ontario. Please email for eligibility.


Required materials

  • CV
  • Completed SynBio-SI Application Form

The deadline for the submission of all materials is has been extended to May 16, 2016. We will be notified accepted candidates starting on May 13, 2016.


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