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Horizons in Synthetic Biology - Nexxus Scotland in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise
Synthetic Biology will contribute to resolving many of the technological challenges facing us in the 21st century
Synthetic biology adopts an engineer's approach to the design and building of an organism that performs an entirely new function, or can greatly improve the efficiency of currently utilised organisms. Synthetic Biology has the potential to engineer a plethora of solutions that can revolutionise the production of biofuels and biomass, bioremediation, biosensors and biologics to give but a few examples.
Researchers in the field of Synthetic Biology ask a simple question: What problems can Synthetic Biology solve for you and your industry?
Nexxus invites you to come and hear from a panel of experts in the field, to find out where Synthetic Biology currently is, where it can go and how it is already realising its potential.
18.00 Registration and tea/coffee
The evening will be chaired by Dr Tony Smith, Managing Director of Ashleworth House Consulting Ltd and chief consultant for the Scottish Enterprise Genome Segment Assembly programme.
· Professor Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
· Dr Jason Kelly, Ginkgo Bioworks, USA
· Dr Ian Fotheringham, Ingenza, UK
· Dr Susan Rosser, University of Glasgow, UK
20.00 Buffet and Networking
This event is co-hosted with Scottish Enterprise. Through the ITI initiative, Scottish Enterprise has launched the Genome Segment Assembly programme producing a platform technology to combine the designed gene segments into a functional instruction set for the organism. This is one of the key enabling technologies required to develop the field of Synthetic Biology.
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For more information on Synthetic Biology in Scotland please see article from Nexxus News Summer 2010
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