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Synthetic Biology Leadership Council

Bringing together funding agencies, research community, industry, government and other stakeholders for strategic coordination of UK synthetic biology

The UK Government established the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) to provide a steering structure governance body to assess progress and update recommendations and shape priorities for future implementation of the synthetic biology roadmap for the UK.

The SBLC has since published the
UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 – Biodesign for the Bioeconomy.

The SBLC provides a visible point for strategic coordination between the funding agencies, the research community, industry, government sponsors and other stakeholders, including societal and ethical representatives.

Secretariat of the SBLC is provided through Innovate UK by the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group.

 

Who are the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council?

The Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) is jointly chaired by Lord Henley (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and member of the House of Lords) and Prof Lionel Clarke.

Members of the SBLC include:

Observers:

  • Dr Louise Ball (Defra)
  • Dr Jo Bray (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Jonathan Hoare (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
  • Paul Henderson (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Secretariat: Dana Heldt (Knowledge Transfer Network)

 

Sponsors and Partners

Support for the SBLC is provided by Innovate UK, BBSRC, SynBio SIG, and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

 

Downloads:

UK Synthetic Biology Strategic Plan 2016 – Biodesign for the Bioeconomy

A Strategic Roadmap for Synthetic Biology in the UK (2012)

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