CRAG 2022
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    Plant Synthetic Biology Conference 2022 September 19-21, 2022 - Barcelona


Welcome to Plant Synthetic Biology Conference 2022

The Plant Synthetic Biology Conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain on September 19-21, 2022. This Conference is jointly organised by the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG, Barcelona, Spain) and the CEPLAS-Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences, University of Düsseldorf and Cologne (Germany). The meeting will bring some of the global leaders in the field and it will cover the most recent advances in plant synthetic biology, with an emphasis on enabling technologies for reprogramming plant cells, current agricultural and industrial applications, the development of new green models and several perspectives on the ethical and societal aspects of synthetic biology.

The Plant Synthetic Biology Conference offers a great platform for interaction and the opportunity to discuss new ideas, challenges and opportunities in the field. It also offers the chance for young synthetic biologists to present their work and interact with other mindlike individuals.

We warmly invite you to be part of this exciting Conference. This website, which will be regularly updated with the latest information about the Conference, will allow you to register and to submit your abstract for oral or poster presentation.

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

We are pleased to inform you that Twist Bioscience is an sponsor for the Plant Synthetic Biology Conference


This year, the best poster award is going to be sponsored by


Confirmed speakers


Nicola Patron

Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK 


Markus Pauly

Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany 


Richard Smith

The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK 


Danny Ducat

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA 


Guido Grossmann

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany 


Victor de Lorenzo

National Centre for Biotechnolgy (CNB-CSIC), Madrid, Spain 


Sarah O'Connor

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany 


Naomi Nakayama

Imperial College, London, UK 


Sebastian Soyk

UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland 


Diego Orzaez

IBMCP, Valencia, Spain



Karen Sarkisyan

Imperial College London, London, UK



Mustafa Khammash

ETH, Zurich, Switzerland 


Matias Zurbriggen

Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany 


Vera Meyer

TUB, Berlin, Germany 


Yonghua Li-Beisson

CEA-CNRS Université Aix Marseille



Pere Puigdomènech

CRAG. Barcelona, Spain