Meetings of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council

The Leadership Council will meet at least three times per year. As stated in its Terms of Reference, the SBLC endeavours to be open and transparent, with one ‘open' meeting held each year and all agendas and records of decisions taken to be made public.  

More information on the aims of the SBLC is available here.

Note: Minutes for each SBLC meetings will be made available to download. Simply click on the hyperlink for each document below to access them. 

 

Forthcoming meetings

SBLC 17, 12th July 2017
 
SBLC 18, (5th open meeting) 8 November 2017

The SBLC is committed to holding one open meeting per year, at which anyone can register to attend and participate. The meeting provides you with an opportunity to see how the SBLC operates, to take part in breakout sessions to influence the SBLC, and to pose questions to the members. The meeting will also provide a useful networking opportunity with others in the field.

 

Previous meetings:

SBLC Meeting 16, 29 March 2017

The minutes of this meeting will be uploaded once they have been ratified by the SBLC.

 

SBLC meeting 15, 4th Open Meeting, 24 November 2016, London

 

SBLC meeting 14, 14 July 2016
 
 
SBLC meeting 13, 10 March 2016
 
SBLC meeting 12, 22 October 2015
This meeting considered the content of the UK synthetic biology strategic plan 2016, which was published in February 2016. The minutes of this meeting will not be shared.
 
SBLC meeting 11, 1 September 2015 - extraordinary meeting
This extraordinary meeting considered the content of the UK synthetic biology strategic plan 2016, which was published in February 2016. The minutes of this meeting will not be shared.
 
SBLC meeting 10, 16th July 2015 – open meeting
The tenth meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) was the third open meeting to which members of the synthetic biology community and wider public were invited.
 
The UK Government established the SBLC to provide a steering structure governance body to facilitate strategic coordination between the funding agencies, the research community, industry, government sponsors and other stakeholders, including societal and ethical representatives. in the three years years since the original UK strategic roadmap for Synthetic Biology was published in 2012 we've made headway against many of the short and medium-term recommendations. It is now an appropriate time to reflect on progress, review & update recommendations, & shape future priorities to best support and develop this field in the UK.
 
The SBLC, in partnership with the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group (SynBio SIG), the Research Councils and Innovate UK, had already consulted the community for input into the roadmap refresh. This open meeting of the SBLC was your opportunity to hear the latest developments regarding the refreshed roadmap, which will be published in early 2016. This open meeting provided an opportunity to directly influence the future direction of policy and investment in this vital area. Attendees also benefited from exposure to the views and insights of a group of senior peers from across the sector, and were able to pose questions to the Leadership Council directly.
 
 
SBLC meeting 9, 2nd July 2015 - extraordinary meeting
This extraordinary meeting considered the content of the UK synthetic biology strategic plan 2016, which was published in February 2016. The minutes of this meeting will not be shared.
 

SBLC meeting 8, 18th March 2015

 

SBLC meeting 7, 27th November 2014 – open meeting

The seventh meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council was the second open meeting to which members of the synthetic biology community and wider public were invited. This year, the meeting aimed to provide a thorough overview of the latest efforts and updates from the burgeoning UK ecosystem. 

 

SBLC meeting 6, 3rd July 2014

 

SBLC meeting 5, 19th March 2014

 

SBLC Meeting 4, 16th October 2013 - Open meeting

The fourth meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) took place between on 16th October 2013 at The Royal Society in London.

This meeting was open to the public. Agenda items included: recent public investments in synthetic biology; the development of standards to facilitate the sharing of biological parts; current UK activities to commercialise synthetic biology; and responsible approaches to innovation. Guest were also given the opportunity to put questions to the Council.

 
SBLC Meeting 3, 17th July 2013

 

SBLC Meeting 2, 14th March 2013

 

SBLC Meeting 1, 13th December 2012

The first meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council was held on 13th December 2012. A presentation was made to update Council members on Research Council and Technology Strategy Board investments and future plans in Synthetic Biology. 

Presentation on investments and future plans in Synthetic Biology

What did you think of the first open meeting of the SBLC?

Attendees of the first open meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC), held at the Royal Society on Wednesday 16th October 2013, were given the opportunity to provide feedback.