Soap Box

Soap Box

Soap Box is an interactive series in which participants of all backgrounds converse with top MIT scientists or engineers in an informal cafe-style setting at the MIT Museum. Begun in 2005, Soap Box is the premier public forum for discussing new scientific and technological developments at MIT.


Fall 2015

Re: Making Life

Join us on Wednesday evenings this September and October for a four-part series about synthetic biology. Explore what "synbio" is, how scientists are using innovative techniques to modify organisms, and for what purposes. Add your voice to the discussions while meeting new people and learning about state-of-the-art science and technology!

From DNA to Designer Genomes: Wed., Sept. 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
John Doench, Research Scientist, Broad Institute

Breaking the "SynBio" Barrier: Wed., Oct. 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Pamela Silver, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School

Customizing Nature: Wed., Oct. 14 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Kristala Jones Prather, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT
Ron Weiss, Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT

Who Needs Rules?: Wed., Oct. 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm
George Church, Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Kenneth Oye, Associate Professor of Political Science and Engineering Systems Design, MIT

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