Harnessing protein biotechnology for synthetic biology
Exploiting protein evolution for protein engineering

13-15 March 2024 | Heraklion, Greece


Molecular evolution, the study of how biomolecules and proteins have evolved over billions of years to adapt and innovate new function within a continuously fluctuating chemical environment, offers much to the field of synthetic biology.

The conference, supported by the Office of Naval Research Global, aims to close knowledge gaps in biotechnology and synthetic biology. Cross-disciplinary intercontinental scientists will be gathered at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB-FoRTH) in Heraklion, Greece. Cutting-edge approaches in structural biology, combined with state-of-the-art computational and biophysical tools will be detailed that are essential to comprehend protein function at the molecular level. Methodologies and approaches to investigate protein evolvability will also be presented and how this knowledge will empower protein engineering will be discussed.

We are offering five bursaries of 200EUR for suitable PhD students and ECRs prioritizing domestic travel for those outside Crete. To apply, please submit a poster abstract (title & ~250 word abstract) via the following page.

Important Dates

Registration deadline: 7/3/2024
Abstract submission deadline: 7/3/2024
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology