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Great Lakes SynBio Association

Empowering a unique region with an exciting new field and building community from classroom to workforce


Who We Are

Synthetic Biology holds tremendous promise to revolutionize a wide variety of industries and solve a myriad of problems. One of the strengths of this field is how it can address unique regional problems.

We are an organization dedicated to promoting synthetic biology in the Great Lakes region - an area of the US with a unique ecosystem, economy, and demographics. We seek to build community and connect students, teachers, and industry leaders together, providing them with resources to aid workforce development and accelerate the growth of the bioeconomy


Our Programs

Making a Difference

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Empowering Educators

Connecting teachers with existing programs and resources. Providing mentorship to help teachers build confidence in synthetic biology

Building Community

Providing a hub for teachers, students, and others to connect to share best practices and foster new collaborations

Original Programming

Complementing existing educational programming with the Great Lakes league and similar events

Featured News

All the Latest from GLSB. Also, check out our blog feed below


Community Kick-Off at Alma College

We are excited to help host a synthetic biology symposium at Alma College to connect local teachers and students with resources from BioBuilder foundation and Arbor Biosciences. 

Our symposium is open to all - come join us on September 9th, 2023. Email for more information

Join others at to support GLSB

We are proud to announce that our initial development is being supported by a grant from Please join others in supporting us - either by donating, spreading the word, or through getting involved directly. We also welcome letters of collaboration for additional grant applications


Keep up-to-date with all the latest Great Lakes SynBio Association news.

Get in Touch

Contact Us

197 Westview Dr, Alma, MI 48801, USA


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