China First Synthetic Biology Association Launched
China's first high tech association which was oriented to synthetic biotechnology industry-Shenzhen Synthetic Biology Association’s initiation ceremony was held at 19th High-tech Fair on Nov. 16th. This Association aims to promote academic research and communication in the field of synthetic biology, keep firmly contact with related enterprises and scientists in Shenzhen related fields, further enhance the comprehensive competitiveness of Shenzhen synthetic biology industry and domestic and foreign influence.
On the initiation ceremony, FAN Jianping, President from Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (SIAT), CAI Zhiming, Professor from Shenzhen No.2 People's Hospital, “973” Chief Scientist, HUANG Jiandong, Tenured professor of Hongkong University, LIU Chenli, Director of Center for Synthetic Biology Engineering of SIAT (CSynBER), DAI Junbiao, Researcher from CSynBER, HUANG Weiren, Lab director from Shenzhen No.2 People's Hospital, WANG Bo, Deputy director of national gene bank, and other representatives attended this ceremony and witnessed this important moment together.
Before this ceremony, in the emerging field of synthetic biology, Shenzhen has not established any related association, some problems need effective communication and solution, like lack of communication between scientific research team and government, weak contact with enterprises, lack of communication between domestic and foreign counterparts, backward management methods, decentralized technology, public security disputes of research results and so on. The launched of Shenzhen Synthetic Biology Association is expected to fill the vacancy in the field of synthetic biology, condensed many experts and scholars who have the power to open by the synthetic biology research foundation to the integration of innovation chain industry transformation, to further promote the sustainable development of our city the whole Bio Industry contribution.
Shenzhen Synthetic Biology Association launched by SIAT, has 9 companies and 56 members, In order to further promote the development of academic research and exchange in the field of synthetic biology, promote the progress of synthetic biology research, scientists linked domestic enterprises and related fields, enhance the comprehensive competitiveness of Shenzhen synthetic biology industry, promote the industry fair, security research into public safety.