Colloquium: Synthetic Biology at the Interface of Science and Policy

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On September 30, 2011, the University of Ottawa’s new Institute for Science, Society and Policy is hosting the colloquium, Synthetic Biology at the Interface of Science and Policy.  This is the first international conference on synthetic biology to take place in the nation’s capital and will bring together experts from academia, government and the NGO sector to discuss the science of synthetic biology and its social and policy implications.  The event will also feature a roundtable discussion on synthetic biology and the policy issues to which it gives rise.  Supporters and critics of this controversial new technology will exchange ideas in an open and unfettered atmosphere.

The keynote speaker is Michele Garfinkel, Adjunct at the J. Craig Venter Institute and Manager of the Science Policy Programme at the European Molecular Biology Organization.

The event will be held at the University of Ottawa in Tabaret Hall room 112.  (A map is available on the conference website.)

For more information and to register for the event please visit the colloquium website at: