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Hacking life: Engineering biological systems beyond genomics

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At the beginning of the genomics era, promises included eradicating disease using personalized and precision medicine, expansion of our agricultural capacity to feed a growing world, bioengineering advances for a cleaner environment, and development of a green renewable energy system based on biofuels. These promises have been slow to materialize. But we are moving beyond understanding the workings of genes, analogous to individual applications on a smartphone, to understanding the workings of the rest of the genome, essentially the operating system for life – and decoding this will deliver the ability to hack and reprogram the very essence of living systems. This startling capability may be only a few years away as new bioanalytical technologies are combined with big data and artificial intelligence. This talk will review the trends emerging at the frontiers of integrated “omics” and synthetic biology and the potential impacts of this on the future of humanity and our planet.

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Stewart 202

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11-6-2018 3:00 PM

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Nov 6th, 3:00 PM

Hacking life: Engineering biological systems beyond genomics

Stewart 202

At the beginning of the genomics era, promises included eradicating disease using personalized and precision medicine, expansion of our agricultural capacity to feed a growing world, bioengineering advances for a cleaner environment, and development of a green renewable energy system based on biofuels. These promises have been slow to materialize. But we are moving beyond understanding the workings of genes, analogous to individual applications on a smartphone, to understanding the workings of the rest of the genome, essentially the operating system for life – and decoding this will deliver the ability to hack and reprogram the very essence of living systems. This startling capability may be only a few years away as new bioanalytical technologies are combined with big data and artificial intelligence. This talk will review the trends emerging at the frontiers of integrated “omics” and synthetic biology and the potential impacts of this on the future of humanity and our planet.