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SynBio Canada

SynBio Canada

A student and postoc-lead advocacy and outreach group with projects aimed at organizing and strengthening the Canadian synthetic biology community through a dedicated website and implementation of discussion groups and workshops. SynBio Canada explains the latest research and hosts profiles for researchers and companies.

SynBio Canada is a student and postdoc-lead advocacy and outreach group. Synbio Canada's projects are aimed at organizing and strengthening the Canadian synthetic biology community through a dedicated website and implementation of discussion groups and workshops. SynBio Canada explains the latest research and hosts profiles for researchers, companies and iGEM teams.



Synbio Canada activities are done on a volunteer basis. In addition to the website, the organization has a dedicated space for Synbio community members such as labs, companies or iGEM teams to interact with each other. A billboard of job postings are planned for the website. Community Officers plan events and bring the latest news from the University that they represent.



The president of the organization is Benjamin Scott, who graduated with a PhD from University of Toronto and as of 2019 is a postdoctoral associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His research is focused on developing new drug discovery platforms and cell-based therapies through engineering cellular signaling.

Community Officers:

Laura Prochazka – University of Toronto

Samir Hamadache – Western University

Taylor Sheahan – University of Lethbridge

Nathan Braniff – University of Waterloo

Fatima Sheikh – McMaster University

Brendan Grue – Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University

Kenza Samlali – Concordia University

Amy Chen – University of Calgary

Darin Bloemberg – National Research Council Canada (Ottawa)

Mads Kaern – University of Ottawa

Jehoshua Sharma – University of Guelph

Fatima Awwad - l'université du Québec à Trois-Rivières



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