INCT-BioSyn was established and funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and Innovation. The flagship institutions are EMBRAPA, Fiocruz and Instituto Tecnológico Vale and will operate in close connection with the University of Brasília, University of Campinas and UMIP GenClima
Biodiversity as a source for synthetic domestication and biotechnology, genetic regulation and engineering of useful specific traits
Technologies and technological platforms
It is expected that the activity of INCT BioSyn will result in the development and mastering of several new technologies, technological platforms and products. All have great potential for incorporation by the biotechnology industry.
Education and popularization of science
A strong emphasis is put on the training of human resources. Undergraduate, postgrad students and post-docs from different institutions will participate in all stages of the projects. Partnerships with school districts, directed to primary and secondary education will be established, as well as initiatives for popularization of synthetic biology in museums and social activities. Researchers from universities will be recruited to assist in the incorporation of synthetic biology in problem solving and the generation of classroom friendly solutions. The involvement of young researchers is a fundamental goal of the project.