Science by the Pint

Our next Science by the Pint will feature

Dr. Pamela Silver

What Is Synthetic Biology?

Meet us September 14th at 7pm at The Burren in Davis Square!
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Dr. Pamela Silver and her lab work at the interface between systems and synthetic biology to design and build biological systems in both mammalian and prokaryotic cells. They seek to both enhance our understanding of natural biological design, and to develop tools and concepts for designing cells, tissues and organisms.  In the long term, they hope to develop principles for building synthetic cells that act as sensors, memory devices, bio-computers, producers of high value commodities and energy from the sun, and to build novel subsystems such as proteins with designed properties for therapeutic use. They seek to address ‘big’ unanswered questions that could have an impact on people and the world through engineered biological systems. See more at:

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