Synthetic biology is a set of tools, a way of thinking, the integration of engineering principles into biological sciences, and potentially the biggest opportunity for advances in plant sciences since PCR. Yet many struggle to define it, and fewer still grasp its full potential.
In August 2019, a Plant Synthetic Biology meeting was held in San Jose, California; see the program, and summaries of the sessions (Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3) written by Steven Burgess. Plant Physiology has recently released a focus issue on the topic of Synthetic Biology. A Synthetic Biology network has been created and is thriving on the Plantae platform.
What is synthetic biology all about? To answer this question, we have conducted a set of video interviews with leaders in the field of plant synthetic biology, in both academic and industrial arenas. For more info about this interview visit: http://bit.ly/2UC437E