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Call for trainees for International Training Course on Industrial Synthetic Biotechnology


Synthetic biology is widely regarded as a forward-looking and disruptive technology. The industrial application of synthetic biology is expected to provide new solutions to the major challenges on resources, health and environment faced by human beings.

The Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) is a leading institute in the field of synthetic biology and green biomanufacturing, well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, playing an important role in serving the national socio-economic sustainable development.

To encourage more young scientists from the Belt and Road countries and the developing countries to extend their career to Synthetic Biology, TIB will organize the International Training Course on Industrial Synthetic Biotechnology this year.

General Information

Number of trainees: 20

Duration: 20 days, October 14 to November 2, 2019

Organizer: TIB,CAS

Sponsor: CAS

Keynote speakers: Prof. Sang Yup Lee from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and some other international scientists, Prof. Jibin Sun, Prof. Qinhong Wang, Prof. Xueli Zhang, Prof. Chaoguang Tian and many other professors from TIB and other research organization of China.

Main Venue: TIB

Language: English

Contents of the course

The training course will focus on the theory, practice and application of the Industrial Synthetic Biotechnology. The course consists of:

Technical courses: basic theory, methodology, technological progresses and applications of synthetic biotechnology in various fields such as health products, materials, chemicals, fuels, food and feed additives

Experimental courses: series of well-designed experiments in synthetic biology to strengthen the technical skills

MES 2019: attendance to the Metabolic Engineering Summit (MES 2019, October 20-22, Tianjin). More details could be found at:

Site visit: the core facilities of TIB, the national professional maker space for biotechnology, leading biotech companies carefully selected

Financial Support

Round-trip ticket (economy class)

Local hospitality, including accommodation, meals and relevant local transportation  

Inclusive training fee

Eligibility Criteria

Age limit: 40 (in principal)

Academic background: industrial biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, metabolic engineering, biocatalytic engineering, fermentation engineering and etc.

Self-motivated young scientists/engineers entitled with PhD degree from well-known universities, having research experience in related areas or affiliated with the Centre of Excellence of COMSATS are in priority.

Language requirements: good communication skill in English

Be in good health

Application Documents

Cover letter

Application Form (attached)


Photo (preferably 3.5*4.5cm)

E-copy of the passport and previous Chinese visa if available

Key Date

Deadline for Application: 25th June 2019. The application documents should be submitted to the e-mail address:

Notice of Acceptance: 10th July 2019 by email

Contact Information

Ms. Qianqian Chai

Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China





Application Form


32 West 7th Avenue, Tianjin Airport Economic Area, Tianjin 300308, China
Tel: 022-84861997/84861977 Fax: 022-84861926 E-mail: tib_zh(AT)
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