Research breakthroughs and social impact – Young scientists debate synthetic biology
Tuesday, February 16th 2016, 12:30 – 14:00, Amphipôle, University of Lausanne
Algae farms that produce biofuel, bacteria that clean up environmental pollutants and cell-based medical devices that monitor our health status and correct imbalances – these are just some of the possible applications of synthetic biology. Synthetic biology – like other breakthrough technologies – has the potential to offer new solutions for society’s challenges. But it also raises concerns about safety and ethical implications.
How will synthetic biology transform – medicine? – the environment? – industry? – society? – our concept of life?
The Forum for Genetic Research and LS2 cordially invite you to explore these questions together with young scientists at a round-table discussion. With Jan Roelof van der Meer (University of Lausanne) and the EPFL iGEM 2015 team (starting at 14.00h).
The round table discussion will be preceded by BIO•FICTION@Lausanne, featuring a selection of short films from the BIO•FICTION Science, Art and Film Festival (starting at 12.30h).
For further information and registration: www.naturalsciences.ch/synbio2016
Deadline for registration: February 10th 2016.