13th and 14th of September 2021


The 2021 conference will be a virtual event with a small in-person event on the 13th held in most Australian and New Zealand major cities with some great prizes! (subject to your local COVID-19 restrictions).

The program includes both biophysical and social science, as well as an industry engagement session. We encourage submissions across a range of biophysical science topics, including (but not limited to): genetic circuitry, high throughput engineering, pathways and products, metabolic engineering, microbial tools, computational synbio, plants, insects, proteins and humans, etc.; as well as application areas including diagnostics, health, environment, agriculture, food, and commercialisation.

In the social sciences, submissions are encouraged in areas including (but not limited to): economics, policy, bioethics, bio-art, sociology, anthropology, legal studies, science & technology in society, responsible innovation, and ethics.



The 2021 conference will be spread across seven themes including proteins, humans, microbes, economics/ social/ policy, ECR career paths and student talks (A downloadable PDF program to be announced soon)

Conference Registration Click Here!

Early Bird Prices include a 2 year membership + Access to the two day Virtual Conference + Access to the in-person node event in your city.

Student Price = $95 and Full Price = $200

(Early Bird Discount ends July 31st)

Abstract Submission for Oral and Poster Presentations Click Here!

(Close July 31st)

Presentation Guidelines 2021

(Details coming soon)

Local Node Locations

(To be announced soon)


Sponsorship opportunities are available; Please contact Anwar Sunna (admin@synbioaustralasia.org) or Natalie Curach (ncurach@bioplatforms.com) for more information.

Organising Committee

Conference Chair: Colin Jackson, Committee Members: Natalie Curach, Anwar Sunna, Thomas Collier, Robert Speight, Caitlin Byrt, Joseph Brock, Kalia Bernath-Levin, Alex Johnson, Okada Shoko, Colin Scott.

Thank you to our sponsors!