Crossing Kingdoms:
an international synthetic biology symposium

The Sainsbury Laboratory – University of Cambridge
16-18 April 2018

Crossing Kingdoms is an international 3 day-event bringing together scientists from the microbial, animal and plant fields to present their results and highlighting how knowledge from these different life forms provide tools for synthetic biology innovations and applications.

Registration for Crossing Kingdoms is now open. Note that to take advantage of the reduced earlybird registration fee you must now register before March 17 2018.

Abstract submission

Submissions for oral presentations are now closed.  Submissions for poster presentations  are still welcome.  To submit a pdf or Word file containing your abstract please complete the electronic submission form here.

List of confirmed speakers:

Pamela Silver, Harvard University

Matias Zurbriggen, University of Düsseldorf

Chang Liu, UC Irvine

Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota

Ben Blount, Imperial College

Sean Cutler, UC Riverside

Alison Smith, University of Cambridge

Giles Oldroyd , Sainsbury Laboratory – University of Cambridge

Anne Osbourn, John Innes Centre


Alain Tissier (Halle) and Philip Wigge (Cambridge).

Supported by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and ERA-SynBio.

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