SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology

Markus Schmidt, Helge Torgersen, Agomoni Ganguli-Mitra, Alexander Kelle, Anna Deplazes, Nikola Biller-Andorno

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As part of the SYNBIOSAFE project, we carried out an open electronic conference (e-conference), with the aim to stimulate an open debate on the societal issues of synthetic biology in a proactive way. The e-conference attracted 124 registered participants from 23 different countries and different professional backgrounds, who wrote 182 contributions in six different categories: (I) Ethics; (II) Safety; (III) Security; (IV) IPR; (V) Governance and regulation; (VI) and Public perception. In this paper we discuss the main arguments brought up during the e-conference and provide our conclusions about how the community thinks, and thinks differently on the societal impact of synthetic biology. Finally we conclude that there is a chance for an open discourse on the societal issues of synthetic biology happening, and that the rules to govern such a discourse might be set up much easier and be respected more readily than many would suggest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-17
Number of pages11
JournalSystems and Synthetic Biology
Volume2
Issue number1-2
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Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Schmidt, M., Torgersen, H., Ganguli-Mitra, A., Kelle, A., Deplazes, A., & Biller-Andorno, N. (2008). SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology. Systems and Synthetic Biology, 2(1-2), 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11693-008-9019-y

SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology. / Schmidt, Markus; Torgersen, Helge; Ganguli-Mitra, Agomoni; Kelle, Alexander; Deplazes, Anna; Biller-Andorno, Nikola.

In: Systems and Synthetic Biology, Vol. 2, No. 1-2, 2008, p. 7-17.

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Schmidt, M, Torgersen, H, Ganguli-Mitra, A, Kelle, A, Deplazes, A & Biller-Andorno, N 2008, 'SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology', Systems and Synthetic Biology, vol. 2, no. 1-2, pp. 7-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11693-008-9019-y
Schmidt, Markus ; Torgersen, Helge ; Ganguli-Mitra, Agomoni ; Kelle, Alexander ; Deplazes, Anna ; Biller-Andorno, Nikola. / SYNBIOSAFE e-conference: online community discussion on the societal aspects of synthetic biology. In: Systems and Synthetic Biology. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 1-2. pp. 7-17.
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