Training Future Synthetic BiologistsView all sessions
There are now a number of established and successful pedagogical initiatives in synthetic biology (at both undergraduate and graduate levels), and several new programmes under development around the world. This session will involve short provocations from community leaders to reflect on their collective experiences in teaching and training. It will centre around an open discussion of the opportunities, challenges and needs in training an upcoming generation of synthetic biologists. What skills are most important for young synthetic biologists to develop? What stand out as some of the most challenging training issues (conceptual, practical, institutional, contextual), and how can the community best respond to these?