Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Comprehensive Environmental Assessment and Its Application to Synthetic Biology Applications

July 28, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm

By invitation only.

For copies of materials from the workshop please visit our Synthetic Biology Project website

We will test a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment framework for its ability to identify important research questions to support future ecological risk assessments of synthetic biology applications, using a case study of cyanobacteria engineered to produce industrial products. We will bring together engineers and ecologists in a one-day workshop to systematically consider: 1)possible pathways of entry of these cyanobacteria into the environment, 2) what organisms or entities might be exposed, and 3) potential environmental impacts from such exposure. Anticipated products from the workshop include:
* a list of priority ecological impacts-related research questions,
* potential early stage risk management actions, and
* a better informed, interdisciplinary community of scientists and stakeholders.

 

Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Sharon Weinberger // Global Fellow
  • Piers Millett // Global Fellow

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