Beginning with the UNIK initiative, it has been the ambition of Center for Synthetic Biology to be a frontrunner when it comes to crossdisciplinary research. We believe that this will is the most fruitful environment for great discoveries.
Center for Synthetic Biology Principle Investigators' initiatives have established a very large number of connections between all the participating faculties and groups as seen in the figure
The formal and informal structures have enabled a number of collaborations between the PIs that far outnumber the established collaborations in Work Groups and projects enabling the growth of a new network culture with close ties between the scientists that have been exposed to expertise, knowledge, methods and scientific communities different from their native environment.
Currently, new collaborations and projects are arising from the established synthetic biology network enabling the harvesting of results and collaborations both presently and prospectively.