Education and training of students is the most important impact a university may leave the community. Therefore, one aim of the Center is to continue to develop a interdisiplinary education at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level within the research area synthetic biology.

Click on the links below to read more about the Center's current education initiatives 

Synthetic Biology Master's Course  

This interdisciplinary course is guided by the different scientific groups of the UNIK center for Synthetic Biology

Read more about the MSc course in synthetic biology here

BSc and MSc Projects

At the bachelor and Master level there are good opportunities to work within the field by collaborating with the research groups, currently working with synthetic biology. Feel free to contact a potential supervisor of interest or the synbio secretariat for general inquiries

International synbio student contest

Are You a Bio-Builder?Teams are given a kit of biological parts  from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Working at their own schools over the summer, they use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells. 

Phd and Post Doc projects

Center for Synthetic Biology co-funds 24 PhD students and hosts a total of 37 across the Center's research groups.
We host 18 Post Docs across the Center's research groups.

Current openings can be found here

View the profiles of current and graduated PhD and Postdoc researchers here

Network for Young Scientific
Investigators (NYSI)

NYSI gives young scientists at the center an opportunity for gathering in informal surroundings to discuss their projects, socialize and strengthen their identities as participants in cross-disciplinary projects.