Introduction to Synthetic Biology

Introduction to Synthetic Biology

July 25, 2018

Address

797 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location

Biodesign Institute Building C, CL1-21

Date and Time

August 7, 2018, 11:00 am (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Get a general overview of synthetic biology, an evolving interdisciplinary field that applies principles from engineering, biology, math and other fields to design and redesign biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world. Synthetic biologists, or biobuilders, create or engineer living cells to do something useful, such as cure or treat diseases, make a medicine and more. Generally, synthetic biologists design a portion of DNA and merge it with an existing cell or organism. This allows the new modified cell or organism to behave a certain way according to design specifications. This webinar will cover terminology, synthetic biology methods, current applications and ethical and social challenges of synthetic biology. Lastly, presenters will discuss biosafety and biosecurity considerations of synthetic biology projects. Host: ASU Environmental Health and Safety.