Engineering novel biological devices
Tuesday 23rd October 2012 @ 19:00
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Professor Richard Kitney OBE, FREng, Chair of BioMedical Systems Engineering in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London
Biologists and engineers are bringing together their understanding of biology and engineering to create new synthetic biology parts, devices and systems.
Synthetic biology is billed as “the design and creation of forms of life never seen in nature.” Richard Kitney, as Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering, is closely involved in the development of the new science of synthetic biology at Imperial College and has a deep understanding of the implications for society. The Royal Academy of Engineering concluded recently that synthetic biology is of “critical importance to building the nation’s wealth.” But it also has profound ethical considerations. Prof Kitney is a skilled and engaging science communicator.
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