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Synthetic Biology in Cambridge

 

VIRI Easter Lunch on Responsible Research & Innovation

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00

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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VIRI Lunch for Lent 2018

Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 - 12:30 to 14:00

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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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

23 November 2017

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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Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation Lunch - Michaelmas 2017

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 12:30 to 14:00

Julius Weitzdörfer will be outlining some ideas on responsible research and innovation and its relationship to chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) risks, in advance of a workshop he is holding with DEFRA.

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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

[Closes 2 May 2017] Interested in alleviating global poverty using Cambridge synbio ideas? - APPLY for Development i-Teams

13 April 2017

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 Lunch Lent 2017: RRI and Science for International Development

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 12:30 to 13:00

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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The Centre for Global Equality Annual Lecture: Technology Justice – why it’s time to reboot our relationship with technology

Tuesday, 7 February, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00

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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Genomics and Genome Editing inquiry launched by Commons Science & Technology Committee

Genomics and Genome Editing inquiry launched by Commons Science & Technology Committee

25 November 2016

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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Explore genome editing and society with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Genome Hacking Retreat, 12-17 March 2017

Explore genome editing and society with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Genome Hacking Retreat, 12-17 March 2017

16 November 2016

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (KIT-ITAS) invites invites biologists, computer and hardware engineers, lawyers, social scientists, artists and designers to a week-long retreat discussing the consequences of a democratized and decentralised use of genome editing in the near future.

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