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  • Synthetic Biology – visions of the future

    Synthetic Biology – visions of the future SYNENERGENE Forum 24-25th June 2016 Amsterdam The SYNENERGENE Forum is a large public event which will discuss the promises and implications of synthetic biology from a societal perspective. Synthetic biology From the beginning of this century synthetic biology has emerged as a new…

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  • BIO·FICTION on tour: early 2016

    Our BIO·FICTION Science Art and Film Festival started tremendously into the new year 2016. On 23rd of January, BIO·FICTION was hosted by the Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB) as part of their “Human+” exhibition. The film screening was followed-up by a panel discussion with  Núria Conde (biologist), Arturo Fuentes (scientist and cineast)…

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  • Gene Editing, Artificial Life and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

    Markus Schmidt of BIOFACTION will be in Irvine beginning of February as part of the symposium panel below. Gene Editing, Artificial Life and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium presented by The Newkirk Center for Science and Society, the Beall Center for Art + Technology and the Center for Complex Biological Systems taking…

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  • Prototype Nature exhibition in Essen

    The „Prototype Nature“ symposium was initiated by the Fraunhofer UMSICHT Oberhausen and the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen, in order to learn from the enormous diversity of nature and to ascertain how this knowledge can help meet the challenges of the today’s world. How should our coexistence look like?…

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  • EC workshop: From science to policy and societal challenges

    On 10 December 2015 in Luxembourg, the European Commission will hold a workshop on Synthetic Biology, called “From science to policy and societal challenges”. Markus Schmidt from Biofaction will present the gaps and challenges to risk assessment in synthetic biology that were identified by the SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON EMERGING AND NEWLY…

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