The Biomass Systems and Synthetic Biology Center is part of the São Paulo State Bioenergy Research Center. The mission of BSSB is to produce scientific knowledge and technologies for the production of sustainable energy sources using plants, microorganisms and their combinations. 

The convergence of Synthetic Biology and Systems Biology will generate the knowledge of the parts and the diagrams connections that will allow the creation of new organisms. The research groups at the Center will plan and develop projects in Genomics, Genetics, Cell Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology and Modeling, which will encourage the emergence of multidisciplinary collaborative research among the participating USP institutions.

It is in this context that the USP SynBio Center places itself in the frontier of knowledge, focusing on research that can lead into new applications in Bioenergy.