About: SYNBIOSAFE is a scientific project supported fully by the EC-FP6 programme. It was the first project in Europe to research the safety and ethical aspects of synthetic biology, aiming to proactively stimulate a debate on these issues.
Funding: € 236,000 grant by the EC FP6 Program NEST.
Duration: January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008.
Team: Our team consists of experts in the fields of synthetic biology, biosafety, biosecurity, ethics, public perception, technology assessment and public awareness.
Publications: SYNBIOSAFE contributed significantly to the scientific debate about societal implications of synthetic biology. More..
Synthetic Biology the technoscience and its societal consequences.
Schmidt, M.; Kelle, A.; Ganguli-Mitra, A.; de Vriend, H. (Eds.) 2009
DVD – Documentary Film
SYNBIOSAFE: Safety and Ethical Aspects of Synthetic Biology
Schmidt M and Meinhart C. 2009, 38 minutes plus bonus material
Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology. 2009. SSBJ, N.1-4
Guest Edited by Schmidt M