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Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life

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Lunchtime talk: “Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life” Wednesday, May 13th at 13:00 in the Plant Sciences lecture theatre.

Rob Carlson is here as a visitor in the Department of Plant Sciences for this month – Rob is well known in the Synthetic Biology field – as, among other things, originator of the “Carslon Curve” This is the biological equivalent of Moore’s Law, where improvements in underpinning technology are driving innovation and new opportunities for design and engineering. http://synthesis.cc/2008/07/dna-synthesis-learning-curve-thoughts-on-the-future-of-building-genes-and-organisms.html

Rob has just finished a new book where he surveys the opportunities and possible pitfalls for the future of biological engineering, including biofuels, biotechnology and medicine. He’ll will be giving a lunchtime talk on this topic titled: “Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life” on this Wednesday (May 13th at 13:00 in the Plant Sciences lecture theatre).

Rob’s website can be found at http://synthesis.cc/

If you like to meet Rob, or get more details about the talk please contact me at: jh295@cam.ac.uk.

Dr. Jim Haseloff Department of Plant Sciences University of Cambridge http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/Haseloff http://www.synbio.org.uk

This talk is part of the Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and New Business of Engineering Life series.

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