Dr Geoffrey Baldwin discusses the history and future implications of innovations in synthetic biology, giving us a glimpse of how society and industry might be revolutionized by these changes.
Dr. Geoff Baldwin is a Reader in Biochemistry in the Department of Life Sciences and Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation (CSynBI) at Imperial College London. He has spent his career at the interface of the physical and life sciences. He has been one of the advisors of the very successful Imperial College iGEM teams over the last few years. He has also been responsible for developing the training pipeline of synthetic biologists at Imperial College, having established the final year undergraduate module that is taught across the Life Science and Bioengineering Departments, and being Director of the MRes in Systems and Synthetic biology. He has been involved with setting up the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation where he has an active programme of research in DNA assembly, part characterisation, circuit design and implementation.He also has an active programme of research and commercialisation around the use of protein nanocages as drug delivery vectors.
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