Weston Roundtable: Synthetic Biology and the Conservation of Nature.

When

Thursday November 30th, 2017, 4:15pm

Duration: 60 minutes

Thursday November 30th, 2017, 4:15pm 2017-11-30 17:15:00 America/Chicago Weston Roundtable: Synthetic Biology and the Conservation of Nature. Presented by: Kent Redford Mechanical Engineering, Room 1153

Presenter(s)

Kent Redford

Where

Mechanical Engineering, Room 1153

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Synthetic biology is a fast-moving innovative field with the potential to change our relationship to the natural world. It involves the design and construction of new biological parts, and the re-design of existing, natural biological systems. It has many potential applications, including replacing natural products with synthetic ones, reviving extinct species, and creating powerful tools to address wicked conservation problems.

Despite this promise, synthetic biology is virtually unknown to the conservation community. Kent Redford will engage attendees in a broad discussion to investigate how conservation perspectives can help shape this major emerging field.

This event is brought to you by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. It is free and open to the public.

Full Weston Roundtable Series schedule here.

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