Synthetic biology – is it real? Public event at JIC on Monday 14 October 2013
Hear about making designer antibiotics and man-made wheat, but what does synthetic biology mean to you?
Where does laboratory manufactured meat fit in and where will it all end? How far do you think science can or should go and where are the boundaries between synthetic, man-made and real? Who sets these boundaries and what are the regulatory mechanisms in place or do we need any?
We want to hear what you think, or if this is something new to you, come and discover what research is happening in this area and what the future might hold.
Attendance is FREE but places must be reserved Contact Dawn Rivett
Tel: 01603 450874
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 11th October
Synthetic biology – is it real?
Monday 14th October, 2013 JIC Conference Centre
18:00 Doors Open
18:30 Welcome and Introduction to Synthetic Biology Professor Anne Osbourn, Director, Norwich Research Park Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy Alliance
- The road to precision – Why we’re planning the perfect break: Dr Nicola Patron, The Sainsbury Laboratory
- Synthetic μBiology and the quest for new antibiotics: Dr Juan-Pablo Gomez-Escribano, Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre
- Comparing synthetic biology to engineering: who should feel more insulted?: Professor George Lomonossoff, Biological Chemistry, John Innes Centre
- Expanding wheat diversity through synthetic wheat: Dr Cristobal Uauy, Crop Genetics, John Innes Centre
19:50 General Discussion Session
20:00 Sandwich Supper