Doing and Debating Synthetic Biology

Thursday, 21st March 2013, 7.30 – 10pm.

Public symposium

Synthetic biology and biohacking – unlikely bedfellows or pioneering matchmaking?

 

What does frontline university research with several million kroner budgets have to do with a group of Do-It-Yourself science aficionados building labs in garages and cellars on shoestring budgets? Get some answers at the “Doing and Debating Synthetic Biology” symposium on March 21st at Medical Museion in Copenhagen.

Synthetic biology is a burgeoning research field which promises a completely new approach to biology: seeing cells and their components as reprogrammable and potential building blocks that can be used to construct cellular factories for producing medicinal drugs, ingredients and chemicals currently produced from oil.

Biohackers try to democratize science, and many regard the synthetic biology approach as something that will spur an industry revolution, similar to the one started by computer hackers democratizing IT in the 1970s.

Show up at the symposium and hear from biohackers, synthetic biologists, sociologists, and ethicists, and join in the discussion about the future of bio-based technologies.

Ticket price: FREE ENTRY

 

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