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About Center for Synthetic Biology
The Center for Synthetic Biology is an interdisciplinary research center at University of Copenhagen. The research area of synthetic biology was established at University of Copenhagen on the basis of an elite grant, UNIK (Investment Capital for University Research) of 120 million DKK from the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. The grant runs from 1. April 2009 - to 31. March 2014.
The center creates a framework for research in synthetic biology within four faculties and gathers researchers and students from more than 6 departments at University of Copenhagen. All decisions relating to research and funding are made by the steering group led by Birger Lindberg Møller. Two advisory boards advise the steering group – a university and a study board as well as a scientific advisory board. The administration of the grant is located in the secretariat for synthetic biology at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences.
In addition to performing world-class research in synthetic biology, the Center is offering a course on the postgraduate level and are preparing further education programmes on the undergraduate and PhD-fellow levels in the research area.