ECOSCOPE 2022 Symposium “Microbes in action”

We would like to invite you all to a celebration of the ECOSCOPE innovation ecosystem on Wednesday May 11!   


We are planning a full day of activities that include a symposium during the day and a networking event in the evening. This will be our chance to get together, share science stories and celebrate almost 6 years of ECOSCOPE impact on the world. Both events will be held at Sage on the UBC Vancouver campus.

Networking (In Person)


For the networking event we would like to restrict this to PIs and ECOSCOPE trainees along with our advisors, mentors, consultants and industry partners. There will be a live jazz trio, good food and an open bar along with some short talks highlighting ECOSCOPE trainee achievements in starting new companies, developing educational initiatives and other impacts with a look forward to sustaining some of our more successful initiatives. 


  • Check in and registration (6:00-6:30 PST)
  • Dinner items (6:30-7:00 PST)
  • Short talks (7:00-7:45 PST) including director messages, trainee highlights, design team innovations.
  • Networking (7:45-9:00 PST)
The organizing committee will be sending out a few requests for information as well as Eventbrite invitations to both events. We will need some help from you getting the word out to your trainees for the symposium so that we can select talks and posters. 



We hope that you can join us at one or both events. Stay tuned for more information over the coming days.


Symposium (in person and virtual)


For the symposium we would like to open things up to all participating labs and trainees including PIs, students, postdocs and staff (ECOSCOPE and non-ECOSCOPE trainees). This symposium entitled “Microbes in action”  will highlight research activities within and between participating labs with a focus on metabolic gene discovery, pathway engineering, synthetic biology and modelling applications.


There will be three sessions:


  1. Building with biological parts and deep device mining (9:00-10:30 PST)
  2. Cell free systems and emerging technologies (11:00-12:30 PST)
  3. Modelling cells at different levels complexity and scale (2:00-3:00 PST)
Each session will have a moderator and three 15 minute trainees talks in addition to a keynote.
There will also be an overlapping lunch and poster session between 12:30-2:00 PST. Trainee posters and talks will be judged for prizes. 



Please submit your abstract in the form below:

Abstract Submission

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