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Engineering novel biological devices

This event is organised by Friends of Imperial College (FoIC) and will interest many London Futurists.

See this FoIC webpage.

Note that attendees need to register in advance (via a link on the above website) and pay (it costs £10 - unless you are already a member of FoIC).

About this event:

Biologists and engineers are bringing together their understanding of biology and engineering to create new synthetic biology parts, devices and systems.

Synthetic biology is billed as “the design and creation of forms of life never seen in nature.”

Richard Kitney, as Professor of Biomedical Systems Engineering, is closely involved in the development of the new science of synthetic biology at Imperial College and has a deep understanding of the implications for society. The Royal Academy of Engineering concluded recently that synthetic biology is of “critical importance to building the nation’s wealth.” But it also has profound ethical considerations.

About the speaker:

Professor Richard Kitney OBE, FREng, is Chair of BioMedical Systems Engineering in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.

He is a skilled and engaging science communicator.

Meeting Logistics:

Please book your tickets here.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Blackett Building, Prince Consort Road

Campus Map reference 6 on the Imperial College Map.


Apologies for the very short notice period to announce this meetup, but I have only just become aware of the event.

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    I wasn't able to attend but may interject, I would like to make known the Registry of Standard Biological Parts website. It's astonishing.

    October 29, 2012

  • Eugene B.


    October 25, 2012

  • Gabor

    interesting, but not sure if it was worth £10

    October 23, 2012

  • Gabor

    Can I pay there? How much does membership cost?

    October 23, 2012

    • David W.

      I'm not sure whether they'll accept payment on the door. All I know is what I can read on their website. From the look of http://www.friendsofi...­ it appears that annual membership is £20. (Personally I didn't think it was worthwhile to become a member, since even members have to pay £5 for each meeting they attend).

      October 23, 2012

    • Gabor

      Thanks. I paid on the website, but it could have been possible near the entrance of the lecture hall.

      October 23, 2012

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