Hosted by: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)
Bionic Science and Engineering Institute of Jilin University
International Collaboration Center of Bionic Sci-Tech at Weihai Institute for Bionics-Jilin University
Presented by: Prof. Pamela A. Silver
Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University
Time: 8:00 pm, 10 December 2021 (Beijing time)
Venue: Zoom ID: 781 695 8399; Passcode: 545385
Pamela is one of the founding members of the Department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, where she runs the Silver Lab. She is building synthetic cells that act as sensors, memory devices, bio-computers, producers of high value commodities and energy from the sun, and novel subsystems such as proteins with designed properties for therapeutic use. Among her most recent innovations are bacteria that can sense and respond to gut inflammation and the Bionic Leaf, which couples sunlight capture to bioproduction at an efficiency exceeding plants. Pamela has been named one of the top twenty Global Synthetic Biology Influencers, top 300 people in the Bioeconomy and was the Joseph Henry Lecturer at the Washington DC Philosophical Society.
Designing Biology for Health and Sustainability
The engineering of biology presents infinite opportunities for therapeutic design, diagnosis, prevention of disease and solutions to environmental problems. We use what we know from Nature to engineer systems with predictable behaviors. We also seek to discover new natural strategies to then re-engineer. In this forum, the concepts and experiments that address how we approach these problems in a systematic way will be presented in detail.