Soap Box


2015 SoapBox

Thank you to all of our presenters and participants for a great 2015 Soap Box series! Please stay tuned for future discussions.



Re: Making Life, Fall 2015

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! These events are free, and light refreshments will be served.

From DNA to Designer Genomes: Wed., Sept. 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Christopher Voigt, Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT
John Doench, Associate Director of the Genetic Perturbation Platform, Broad Institute

Breaking the "SynBio" Barrier: Wed., Oct. 7 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Pamela Silver, Professor of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School
Peter Carr, Senior Scientist, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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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