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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

MRW12: Synthetic Biology: Ethical Challenges in Saving the World Event

15:30 - 17:30
7 February 2012
Building 37, Room 4049

Event details

There is currently much excitement surrounding the rapidly growing discipline of synthetic biology, which utilizes the design and construction principles of engineering to develop, evolve and standardize biological components and systems.

Ali Tavasolli will begin the session with an introduction to synthetic biology followed by a exploration of its potential future by artist/designer Daisy Ginsberg. Marcus Dymond will present a description of some of the ethical challenges of synthetic biology.

The presentations will be followed by a drinks reception.

To register a place, please email

This event is part of Multidisciplinary Research Week which is happening here at the University of Southampton from Monday February 6 to Friday February 10, 2012.

The programme brochure can be viewed here: BROCHURE AS PDF

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