Engineering novel biological devices

Tuesday 23rd October 2012 @ 19:00

Non-Member: £12.00 ; Staff: £5.00 ; Student: £3.00

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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Optionally followed by supper (this can be booked on the event booking form).
After the lecture a Friends' Table has been reserved at a local restaurant to entertain the speaker and for any of the audience who would like to join us to continue the evening's discussion. A two-course fixed price supper is served including wine, coffee and service charge.
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Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Blackett Building, Prince Consort Road

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