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ready Synthetic Biology Open Language

Abbreviation: SBOL

General Information
The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) is a standard used for the in silico representation of genetic designs. SBOL is designed to allow synthetic biologists and genetic engineers to electronically exchange designs, send and receive genetic designs to and from biofabrication centres, facilitate storage of genetic designs in repositories, and embed genetic designs in publications.

How to cite this record SBOL; Synthetic Biology Open Language; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:31 p.m.; Last accessed: May 24 2019 12:52 p.m.

This record is maintained by mgaldzic  ORCID  and sboleditors

Record updated: Oct. 5, 2016, 11:04 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) provides a community standard for communicating designs in synthetic biology.

Galdzicki M, Clancy KP, Oberortner E, Pocock M, Quinn JY, Rodriguez CA, Roehner N, Wilson ML, Adam L, Anderson JC, Bartley BA, Beal J, Chandran D, Chen J, Densmore D, Endy D, Grünberg R, Hallinan J, Hillson NJ, Johnson JD, Kuchinsky A, Lux M, Misirli G, Peccoud J, Plahar HA, Sirin E, Stan GB, Villalobos A, Wipat A, Gennari JH, Myers CJ, Sauro HM
Nature Biotechnology 2014

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Proposed data model for the next version of the Synthetic Biology Open Language

Roehner N, Oberortner E, Pocock M, Beal J, Clancy K, Madsen C, Misirli G, Wipat A, Sauro H, Myers CJ
ACS Synth Biol. 2014

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Virtual Parts Repository
A repository of reusable, modular and composable models of biological parts.

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Grant Number(s)

  • 1355909 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)

  • 1356401 (National Science Foundation (NSF), USA)

  • EP/J02175X/1 (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK)