Programs

Connaught Summer Institute on Synthetic Biology

What is the Connaught Summer Institute?

The Connaught Summer Institutes were programs held at the University of Toronto for three consecutive years: 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Synthetic Biology Innovation Cluster is proud to be the organizing host of the Connaught Summer Institutes. The Connaught Summer Institutes are funded by the Connaught Fund which was founded in 1972, allows researchers at the University of Toronto to fund their furthering work. Funds focus on interdisciplinary work and innovation – with a strong emphasis on meeting challenges facing global society. The summer institutes are focused on learning about synthetic biology and fostering innovation.

Connaught Summer Institute 2016

The 2016 Summer Institute featured:

• Talks by top scholars reflecting on the latest developments in the field;

• Hands-on training in key computational and laboratory methods that help participants learn the essentials of another field (e.g. biologists could learn computational modelling while engineers or physicists would learn molecular biology lab techniques);

• Discussions led by government, industry, and academic representatives on the real-world challenges that can be addressed with synthetic biology, and how to formulate plans of action to bring solutions from ideas to reality.

Summer Institute ran from June 6-10, 2016.

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Connaught Summer Institute 2015

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The 2015 Summer Institute featured:

• Talks by top scholars reflecting on the latest developments in the field;

• Hands-on training in key computational and laboratory methods that help participants learn the essentials of another field (e.g. biologists could learn computational modelling while engineers or physicists would learn molecular biology lab techniques);

• Discussions led by government, industry, and academic representatives on the real-world challenges that can be addressed with synthetic biology, and how to formulate plans of action to bring solutions from ideas to reality.

Summer Institute ran from July 13-17, 2015.

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Connaught Summer Institute 2014

The 2014 Summer Institute featured:

• Talks by top scholars reflecting on the latest developments in the field;

• Hands-on training in key computational and laboratory methods that help participants learn the essentials of another field (e.g. biologists could learn computational modelling while engineers or physicists would learn molecular biology lab techniques);

• Discussions led by government, industry, and academic representatives on the real-world challenges that can be addressed with synthetic biology, and how to formulate plans of action to bring solutions from ideas to reality.

Summer Institute ran from June 2-6, 2014.

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