The Swiss-UK Synthetic Biology conference has finished!  The web site was previously at  The site has been archived here for posterity.

In addition to the 16 speakers from Switzerland and the United Kingdom, we also had 79 abstract submissions. Over 150 people were registered, spanning at least 16 countries. Thank you all who attended and for making the conference a resounding success!

(Higher resolution of the above photos can be found here.)


University of Lausanne, in Lausanne, Switzerland


29 - 30 August 2023


Program booklet available to download from here (20 MB download)
Updated 22 August 2023.



Early-bird registration Sunday, 30 April 2023
Abstract submission Friday, 23 June 2023
Conference Dinner Registration Sunday, 13 August 2023
Conference Registration Friday, 18 August 2023

About the Conference

Supported by a bilateral collaborative grant between UK Research and Innovation and the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss-UK Synthetic Biology Conference 2023 will showcase the world-leading synthetic biology research emerging from the UK and Switzerland. Anyone may attend and/or submit an abstract to this conference -- not just researchers in the UK and Switzerland.

About Lausanne

On the shore of Lake Geneva, with a wonderful view of the Alps, the city of Lausanne is the perfect combination of nature and innovation. You can enjoy the panorama with a classic excursion, or by doing stand-up paddling or a boat trip on the lake. A few minutes from the city are the Lavaux terraces, terraced vineyards sloping down towards the lake, a UNESCO heritage site. Thanks to its two university centres, Unil and EPFL, Lausanne is at the forefront of research and education. Come and visit us and don't miss the opportunity to explore this wonderful region! More info at: and


Illustration by Joana Carvalho


We thank these organisations for their generous support of this conference.