"The mission of the Israeli SynBio Institute (ISI) is to catapult Israel into the global league of groups advancing the cutting-edge field of synthetic biology, which will play a major role in the future development of many industrial and social applications."
Synthetic biology is expected to be the new global economic growth engine in the post-COVID era. Known as “SynBio,” the area of research seeks to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, or to redesign systems that are already found in nature. In addition to its application to the development of vaccines, synthetic biology could help tackle other global challenges in areas such as defense, energy, and water. As an academic institution, it will develop an educational curriculum for universities and high schools throughout the country, including new courses and updates to existing courses in accordance with the latest technological developments. The ISI, serving under Reichman University Innovation Center, will connect international and local researchers with local industry and other actors with the aim of leading the institutionalization of the field of synthetic biology in Israel.