Participants in biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 synthetic biology meeting. (Photo courtesy of the BioBricks Foundation)
Organization Name 
Award Date 
4/2017
Grant Amount 
$152,950
Purpose 
To support biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 meeting.

Published: July 2017
Grant investigator: Jaime Yassif

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The Open Philanthropy Project awarded a grant of $152,950 to the BioBricks Foundation to support biosecurity activities at the SB7.0 synthetic biology meeting in Singapore in June 2017. The BioBricks Foundation used this grant to support a biosecurity panel discussion at the meeting and a professional development program called the “SB7.0 Biosecurity Fellowship.” The Fellowship program, which was organized in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, brought together 30 early career scientists and policymakers from 20 countries to discuss biosecurity in the context of synthetic biology.