Aim of the Conference

SynCell2022 is an international conference that aims to bring together researchers worldwide to present and discuss the latest results in in bottom-up synthetic biology research. In addition, SynCell2022 also provides room to discuss future scientific and technological perspectives of research on synthetic cells and organelles, and the philosophical and ethical considerations that come with them.

The programme will feature plenary as well as parallel sessions with presentations and discussions, and poster sessions. Invited top scientists will give tutorials for young researchers, and technical sessions and talks for all attendees.

We will accommodate on-site participants, and welcome more participants online via live streams. We strive to make our conference accessible to researchers in countries or regions who may find it difficult to come to The Hague. Participants online will be able to follow the presentations via live streaming and to ask questions via chat. The recordings of the sessions will be available for a limited time after the symposium.

On-site registration closed

On-site registration to join SynCell2022 is closed. However, there might still be a few spots available. Please contact us at if you are interested to join SynCell2022 in person.


Possible Session Topics

  • Membranes and compartments
  • Information processing: DNA and RNA
  • Cell fuelling: metabolism and energy
  • Force generation: machineries and cytoskeleton
  • System design: theoretical and computational models on all levels of complexity
  • Synthetic organelles
  • Synthetic cells in industry
  • Synthetic cells in medicine
  • Top-down and evolutionary approaches
  • Philosophical, ethical and public debate

The above list is intended to give an impression of the research topics, the specific topics of the sessions will be defined based on the submitted abstracts.

Previous SynCell Conferences

Previous editions of SynCell symposia and conferences include SynCell2021, SynCell2020, SynCell2019, and BaSyC2018.


The event is finished.


18 - 20 May 2022



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