Harnessing Nature to Create a Sustainable Future
Living cells can do things no man-made machine can do — repair themselves, replicate and produce bio-based products. But like a machine, living cells can be programmed; their DNA code is their operating system. Cell-enabled products are destined to drive future economies and create disruptive solutions for global challenges: medicine, fashion, energy and design. Hear from people at the cusp of this new bio-industrial revolution — men and women who are creating solutions once thought impossible.
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- How can enhancing the function of individual living cells through synthetic biology solve today's major energy, food and health challenges?
- How is it possible to "program" living cells do perform new or enhanced functions, and why would anyone want to do that?
- How will economies have to adapt, and how will consumer behavior have to change, to prepare for this new wave of "synbio" products coming our way?
- Drew Endy, Ph.D. , Principle Investigator / Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Synthetic Aesthetics / Stanford
- Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D. , Chief Executive Officer, Synthetic Genomics Inc.
- Vijay Swarup, Ph.D. , Vice President, R&D, ExxonMobil
- Suzanne Lee, Chief Creative Officer, Modern Meadow - Reinventing Leather
Kelly Quigley, Content Director, Canale Communications Inc.