Did the recent “We’ve Just Created Life” coverage leave you feeling a bit ‘engineered’?
Sounds like you need to watch a Video of the Synthetic Biology symposium at the Edinburgh Science Festival
I’ve called it a symposium, simply because it’s an impressively delivered set of (visually aided) presentations, by well respected speakers and a live studio audience.
In fact this is avaiable on YouTube in eleven separate clips.
See the sidebar below for links to the other ten parts.
The ‘chair’ for the event is the BBC’s irrepressable radio science presenter Quentin Cooper of BBC Radio 4 Material World fame.
The title of the debate is:
“Can this technology solve the challenges of the Scotland?”and become a great source of wealth for
The presenters are:
- Chemist and synthetic biology expert Professor Ben Davis (Oxford University)
- Dr Jim Haseloff, researcher and lecturer in Synthetic Biology (Cambridge University)
- Professor Joyce Tait, Innogen Centre, (ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics), University of Edinburgh
- Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, this debate will explore the potential of synthetic life and the ethical questions it raises.
The event was run in conjunction with Life Sciences Scotland
Here are the rest of the YouTube clips:
Part 1 (you’ve already seen this first part)
Here’s a link to Life Sciences Scotland’s own YouTube channel