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International Synthetic Biology Workshop: A Bio-based Future

August, 29 2011 – August, 31 2011
Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, UC Berkeley

Together with our partners from Innovation Center Denmark, CITRIS is co-hosting this workshop, which is organized by the new Synthetic Biology Institute at UC Berkeley, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and the Center for Synthetic Biology at Copenhagen University in Denmark. Synthetic biology is guided by a vision about a future in which humans are routinely engaging in large-scale design and engineering of living systems. While the development of this emerging area of research promises to bring about extremely beneficial applications in areas such as energy, medicine, and agriculture, it is also widely recognized that the field may have a significant impact on the future of humans, society, and the environment. This workshop brings together researchers from philosophy and the social sciences in order to explore some of the important questions that synthetic biology raises from the point of view of philosophy of science, ethics, social responsibility, public engagement, and policy.

The workshop will cover five themes:

1: Plants of the Future
2: Cell-based and Biomimetic Production Systems
3: Nano-biotechnology: Sensors, Receptors and Drugs
4: Biological Membranes
5: Foundational Technologies

Registration is now open, please go to:
For more information about this event, including the speakers, program, venue, accommodation, etc. please see the flyer and visit the University of Copenhagen website at:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Nanna Heinz, Lars Beer Nielsen, Lorie Mariano by visiting this website

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