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Call for Trainees for the Fourth 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.

Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology (TIB), Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) is a leading institute in the field of synthetic biology and green bio-manufacturing, well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, committed to promoting eco-friendly development in industrial sectors by innovative biotechnology. The COMSATS Joint Center for Industrial Biotechnology (CCIB), co-built by TIB and COMSATS in April 2021, is targeted to build an open, shared, and innovative cooperation platform, integrating the functionalities of Joint research and development, academic exchange, talent training, technology transfer, strategic consulting and etc., so as to promote the development of biotechnology and bioindustry in the COMSATS member states and the “Belt and Road” countries.


From 2019 to 2022, TIB has successfully hosted three editions of International Training Course on Industrial Synthetic Biotechnology (ITC-ISB) and there were over 150 researchers and young scholars from about 20 countries being trained. To encourage more young scientists from the Belt and Road countries to extend their career to Synthetic Biology, with the support of related training programs from CAS, TIB will organize the fourth ITC-ISB this year.

General Information

Number of trainees: ~20

Duration: no less than 12 consecutive days, tentatively ranging between November 1 and November 15

Hosted by: TIB, CAS

Organized by: COMSATS Joint Center for Industrial Biotechnology (CCIB)

Main Venue: TIB

Language: English


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

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

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

Enrollment regions: Researchers from the Belt and Road countries and beyond, especially those from COMSATS member countries and ANSO members

Age limit: not more than 40 years old in principal

Education background: Self-motivated young researchers/engineers having Ph.D. degree or more than 2 years of working experience in the field of biotechnology, particularly industrial biotechnology, microbiology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, bioinformatics, metabolic engineering, bio-catalytic engineering, fermentation engineering, bioprocess engineering, etc.

Language requirements: good communication skill in English

Application Documents

A cover letter, stating the reasons for applying for the training, cooperation plans or request for potential collaborator through this training course, etc

Recommendation letters from the Principal Investigator and the head of International Cooperation Department of the candidates’ organizations

Application Form (attached)

C.V. in which selected publications must be mentioned

Brief introduction (template attached)

Recent 2-inch full-faced and bareheaded electronic photo (preferably 3.5 x 4.5 cm)

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

A health certificate or medical examination form issued by a public hospital in your country.

Key Date

Deadline for Application: August 30th 2023. The application documents should be submitted to the e-mail address:

Notice of Acceptance: September 15th 2023 by email

Contact Information

Ms. Qianqian Ge, CCIB Secretary

Ms. Qianqian Chai, CCIB Coordinator & TIB International Cooperation Officer

Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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




1.      Application Form

2.      Personnel Introduction-template

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