Curated content from across
the Biochemical Society
and Portland Press.

Synthetic biology is a rapidly developing and interdisciplinary field. Bringing together knowledge from biochemistry and biology, chemistry and physics, engineering and computer science, synthetic biology aims to redesign ­– or ultimately create – biological entities and their inner workings, opening the door to new technologies and applications.

This collection from across the Biochemical Society brings together content and activities on the subject of synthetic biology that we hope will spark dialogue and discussion on this fascinating subject.

This issue of The Biochemist, the magazine of the Biochemical Society, takes an in-depth look at the field of synthetic biology. Topics covered include synthetic genomics, bio-electrical engineering, novel drug design and discovery, engineering pathogens, synthetic proteins for use in fluorescence imaging, and synthetic biology in plants.