Synthetic Biology at Queen Anne Science Cafe

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 - 7:30pm
Format: 
Discussion
Format: 
Lecture
Admission: 
Free
Region: 
KCTS/Seattle
Location: 
T.S. McHugh's Irish Pub, Seattle Click here for Map

Eric Klavins, Ph.D., UW Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

As the “blueprint of life,” DNA holds the genetic codes for all cell growth and behavior. However, similar to computer software code, engineers now know how to create simple, new programs in DNA for living organisms. At the August Queen Anne Science Café, join UW’s Eric Klavins, Ph.D., to discover how recent progress in reprogramming microorganisms could lead to engineering them for new purposes, from chemical processing to diagnosing diseases.

Queen Anne Science Café is held on the first Tuesday of each month. Did you miss a café and want to hear the discussion? Most Science Cafés are recorded by KCTS 9 and are available for online viewing. Queen Anne Science Cafés take place at T.S. McHugh's and are presented in partnership with Pacific Science Center and KCTS 9.