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VIRI Cambridge Easter Term 2017
Thanks to those who attended the VIRI Lunch on 6 June, here is a brief summary of our conversations.
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[Closes 2 May 2017] Interested in alleviating global poverty using Cambridge synbio ideas? - APPLY for Development i-Teams
Dr James Ajioka and Dr Orr Yarkoni are offering a Development i-Teams project for Easter Term 2017, exploring the potential of their new way of dyeing fabric using engineered microorganisms in India.
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VIRI Easter Lunch on Responsible Research & Innovation
The Cambridge node of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) meet for a termly lunch to share updates on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) activities around the University. Bring your lunch and enjoy some stimulating conversation on responsible research and innovation!
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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering
Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.
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[Closes 13 Jan 2017] APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award)
The APEX award (Academies Partnership in Supporting Excellence in Cross-disciplinary research award) scheme offers established independent researchers an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society.
Located in Opportunities / Funding Opportunities
Sculpting evolution? A multidisciplinary workshop explores regulatory, legal and ethical perspectives of gene drive
Gene drives are systems that enable genes to spread rapidly within entire populations. They are powerful tools that potentially allow society to engineer evolution but, like many other human actions, carry social, legal, ethical and environmental implications. An interdisciplinary workshop in Cambridge convened to discuss these implications in the UK context.
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The Centre for Global Equality Annual Lecture: Technology Justice – why it’s time to reboot our relationship with technology
Simon Trace, Author of "Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology As If People and Planet Mattered", and former CEO of Practical Action will discuss our relationship with technology and why it needs to change.
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VIRI Lunch Lent 2017: RRI and Science for International Development
The Cambridge node of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) meet for a termly lunch to share updates on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) activities around the University. This month's focus in the role of RRI in the upcoming Global Challenges Research Fund calls.
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VIRI Lunch for Lent 2018
The Cambridge node of the Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation (VIRI) meet for a termly lunch to share updates on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) activities around the University.
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Genomics and Genome Editing inquiry launched by Commons Science & Technology Committee
Science and Technology Committee launch an inquiry into genomics and genome-editing. The Committee welcomes written submissions by Friday 6 January 2017.
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