(leader senior researcher E.Stalidzans)
Synthetic Biology (SynBio) aims to modify existing organisms or create new ones using engineering approach. Registry of Standard Biological Parts is one of consequences of engineering approach used deveolping technical systems. Now stadartized parts can be used in biology.
SynBio holds a number of promises to secure or improve quality of life. On the other hand there are potential and perceived risks due to deliberate or accidental damage. In addition, ethical issues related to the nature of living beings are arising. In order to ensure the successful development of this new scientific field it is necessary to gather information about its risks and to devise adequate bio-safety strategies to minimize them.
Egils Stalidzans is a member of International Association Synthetic Biology.