The Real World of Synthetic Biology

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Once in a great while an event so mindbending comes along that we are speechless. That's obviously not true, because we have at least 100 words to say about it. But, we guarantee Christina Agapakis has well over 100 words to say on the subject as the Harvard-trained creative director of Gingko Bioworks discusses merging engineering and biology to create living bacteria and other life for commercial purposes. The Real World of Synthetic Biology comes to life through the ideas of creating rose oil from yeast, cheese from human bacteria and ultimately replacing current technologies with new biology, engineering living cells to shape communities, cultures and the future. On Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 7:30pm, join in the illuminating discussion and hear fascinating intelligence on a subject foreign to most at James A. Little Theatre in Santa Fe. All ages are welcome and the public pays just $10 while members listen for free.

 

Thursday Sep 20, 2018

1060 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
US

Phone: (505) 471-1799
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$10

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

School for Advanced Research

Phone: 5059547223
Website: Click to Visit

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Christina Agapakis, Harvard-trained creative director at Gingko Bioworks, discusses the journey to create engineered living cells and how synthetic biology is likely to shape the future. Pre-registration required.

Christina Agapakis

Rose oil made from yeast? Cheese made using bacteria from the human body? Lab scientists are now merging engineering and biology to create living bacteria and other life forms for commercial purposes. Learning from nature, organism engineers develop products that aim to replace existing technology with new biology. Christina Agapakis, Harvard-trained creative director at Gingko Bioworks, discusses the journey to create engineered living cells and how synthetic biology is likely to shape communities, cultures, and the future.