“Enabling Pathways Toward Sustainable Life on Earth with Synthetic Biology: Essential needs from Physics, Math, Engineering, and Biology” June Medford Monday, March 6th at 4:00 PM 120 Engineering (Hammond Auditorium). Synthetic biology is a relatively new field with its origin traced to the year 2000 when scientists at MIT and Caltech recognized that life (biology) could be programmed in a manner similar to that of electronics, IF we remember to use the principles of mathematics and physics. This has led to a rapid proliferation of research and applications that are heavily dependent on concepts from physics, math, computer science and engineering. Moreover, development of an area called the “BioEconomy” is thought to be as impactful to the world’s economic development as computers in the 1970s were for today. [Read More…]

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